FROM HICCUPS TO HEAVEN

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FROM HICCUPS TO HEAVEN

By: Donna Lind


Jesus said to them, “Go everywhere in the world, and tell [preach, proclaim] the Good News [Gospel] to everyone [all creation].” Mark 16:15


A few years ago, I received a phone call from a telemarketer, back in the old days, when we had a house phone. LOL!


The conversation went like this:


ME: HELLO, IT’S A BLESSED DAY AT THE LIND’S HOUSE.


TM: HEY DONNA HOW’S IT GOING? I WAS WONDERING IF YOU’D BE WILLING TO CONTRIBUTE TO THIS YEARS FUND-RAISING EVENT… HE RAMBLED ON READING STATS OFF OF HIS SCRIPT.


ME: I’M BLESSED THANKS FOR ASKING!

HOW ARE YOU FEELING TODAY? HOW ARE THINGS GOING IN YOUR LIFE?


TM: UMM, WHO, ME?

WELL, ACTUALLY, I HAVE HEARTBURN BECAUSE I’VE HAD THE HICCUPS REAL BAD FOR THREE DAYS AND I CAN’T SEEM GET RID OF THEM. I’VE TRIED EVERYTHING AND I CAN’T STOP HICCUPPING!


ME: HICCUPS BE GONE IN THE NAME OF JESUS! BE HEALED IN JESUS NAME!


TM: OH WOW, THANK YOU! SO LIKE I WAS SAYING, YOU HAVE HELPED US GENEROUSLY IN THE PAST WITH YOUR CONTRIBUTIONS…. BLAH- BLAH- BLAH…


ME: HEY DO YOU NOTICE ANYTHING?


TM: NO WHAT?


ME: YOUR HICCUPS STOPPED!


TM: OH MY GOSH, YOU’RE RIGHT!

I FORGOT ALL ABOUT THEM! I CAN’T BELIEVE THIS!

I HAVEN’T BEEN ABLE TO STOP HICCUPPING FOR THREE DAYS. AND I’VE TRIED EVERYTHING!


ME: HAVE YOU EVER TRIED JESUS?


TM: UMMM....NO.


ME: WELL, JESUS JUST GOT RID OF YOUR HICCUPS, IMAGINE WHAT ELSE HE COULD DO IF YOU GAVE YOUR LIFE TO HIM? WOULD YOU LIKE TO OPEN YOUR HEART TO RECEIVE JESUS TODAY?


TN: WELL… UMMM... I GUESS SO...MY GRANDMA USED TO TALK ABOUT JESUS AND SHE TOOK ME TO CHURCH WHEN I WAS A KID.

LATELY I’VE BEEN STRUGGLING A LOT AND WONDERING ABOUT GOD.

I THINK I DO WANT THINGS TO CHANGE IN MY LIFE.


ME: WOULD YOU LIKE NE TO PRAY WITH YOU FOR THAT CHANGE, BEGINNING WITH ASKING JESUS INTO YOUR HEART?


TM: OKAY, YES PLEASE!


I PRAYED THE SINNERS PRAYER WITH HIM AND HE ASKED JESUS INTO HIS HEART AND GAVE HIS LIFE TO CHRIST!

THEN HE STARTED SCREAMING THROUGH THE PHONE!


TM: WOOOH!! OOOOOH!! WOOOH!!


ME: WHAT’S WRONG?


TM: IT JUST GOT REALLY HOT IN HERE?

I AM REALLY WARM!

I FEEL LIKE I’M ON FIRE!


ME: IS IT HOT WHERE YOU ARE? :-)


TM: NO! I'M IN OHIO!

IT’S FREEZING HERE! WE ARE IN THE MIDDLE OF A BLIZZARD!


ME: WELL, SOUNDS LIKE YOU ARE HAVING A VISIT AND IMPARTATION FROM THE HOLY SPIRIT!


TM: WOW! I JUST FEEL SO HAPPY!

I FEEL WARM ALL OVER AND I FEEL VERY LIGHT.

I JUST FEEL SO HAPPY!


ME: THE LORD LOVES YOU AND WHAT YOU ARE EXPERIENCING IS JUST A TOUCH OF HIS LOVE AND GRACE!

ENJOY IT AND SHARE IT WITH EVERYONE YOU MEET.

JESUS LOVES YOU SO MUCH!


TM: ICAN SEE THAT NOW.

I CAN FEEL THAT NOW!

WOO- HOO!

THANK YOU! THANK YOU! THANK YOU!


ME: THANK JESUS, NOT ME, EVERYTHING YOU ARE EXPERIENCING IS ALL JESUS AND ALL FOR HIS GLORY!

I’M SO GLAD YOU CALLED TODAY; THIS WAS A DIVINE APPOINTMENT FROM THE LORD!


TM: I DON’T KNOW WHAT TO SAY. I JUST FEEL SO HAPPY AND FREE! I DON’T WANT THIS FEELING TO END!


ME: THAT’S JESUS!!! MAY YOU NEVER FORGET THIS DAY.

ALWAYS REMEMBER HOW MUCH JESUS LOVES YOU!

GOD BLESS YOU!

TM: GOD BLESS YOU TOO MA’AM! THANK YOU. GOODBYE!


CONCLUSION:

EVEN A CALL FROM A TELEMARKETER IS AN OPPORTUNITY TO SHARE THE GOOD NEWS OF JESUS CHRIST!

I HAVE SEVERAL TELEMARKETER STORIES THAT END WITH SHARING THE GOOD NEWS OF JESUS.

THIS ONE REALLY MADE ME LAUGH OUT LOUD WHEN THE GUY STARTED SCREAMING, IT’S HOT IN HERE! LOL! ;)


IN CASE YOU’RE WONDERING, I NEVER DID GIVE HIM A DONATION THAT DAY.

BUT HE RECEIVED JESUS CHRIST AS HIS SAVIOR, THE GREATEST GIFT AND CONTRIBUTION OF HIS LIFE!


JESUS LOVES YOU! – JESUS LOVES TELEMARKETERS!

SHARE THE LOVE! - PASS IT ON!


With JESUS there is always HOPE TO COPE,

Donna Lind ❤️

http://www.donnalind.com

#hopetocope #hopedealer #donnalind4hope #healinghopeministry

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