I was a young woman when I left home for the first time. I found a small cheap one room to live in. I had to share a bathroom down the hall. It wasn't anything at all like home but it would be just fine.
One day a couple who also lived in this flat, asked me if I would like to come to church with them. At first I was reluctant because I did not know them very well, but as I listened to them talk about God , I knew what they were talking about, for I have known God all my life.
I sat in the back seat of the car and as we were driving on our way to church and the battery in my hearing aid was fading fast. I looked into my purse for another battery but I could not find one. I dug my hands into the pockets of my jacket hoping to find a battery to be there. I felt a battery in one pocket but when I saw it, my heart sank. I had an awful, sick feeling in my stomach. The battery was green and corroded. I knew it was ruined and was not good for anything. In despair, I sat there staring at this dead battery. I heard a familiar voice come from deep within my heart . God was speaking and he said, "Put the battery in your hearing aid and turn it on." I protested and said, "But Lord, the battery is worthless!" Again with a gentle voice the Lord spoke, " Put the battery in your hearing aid and turn it on!" "Lord", I answered, "Surely you don't mean it!" The voice this time was gentle as before, but added a firm tone, and said, "put it on!"
Finally. I said, "Okay, Lord". I put that corroded green battery in and turned on my hearing aid. With amazement, I soon heard sounds coming into my ear. I began to cry with deep sadness because I did not obey the Lord's voice right away. Oh Lord, I am so sorry that I did not listen to you the first time. Thank you for your wonderful miracle! I love you Lord. Help me to share this story so that whoever reads it will believe in you Lord. You are truly awesome!!