A 'Fast' Response

Written by Sister Brianne Gehly on Monday, March 10, 2014. Posted in Miracles

A 'Fast' Response

We are continuing our theme of prayer (and fasting) for the month of March. Today's experience comes from Sister Brianne Gehly, and it shows the power of fasting and prayer. If you have a testimony to share, please fill out our submission form. We'd love to hear from you!

A few months ago, I found myself in a rut about my job situation. I had recently married in October and bought a house in Erie, Pennsylvania, but still had not found a job in the area.

I was driving back and forth to Warren, Ohio for work every day (about an hour and a half one way). I worked as an MRI/X-ray technologist in a hospital on second shift, from 2 p.m. to 10:30 p.m. or 3:30 p.m. to 12 a.m.

I was able to spend some nights in Warren when I was too tired to drive, but I wanted to be home with my new husband, so most of the time I would make the trip back to Erie. My family had been prayerful that this would end soon and I would get a job closer to home.

At the end of November, my grandfather-in-law told the family to set aside Monday, November 25 to fast and pray for my job situation. That day, as I was waiting around at my mom and dad's house to go into work at 3:30 p.m., I was fasting and praying that God would hear our prayers, see our desire, and provide.

At 9:30 a.m., I got an email from my husband about a full-time radiologic technologist position in Erie just five minutes from our house. I sweetened up my cover letter and resume to email the company. At 11:10 a.m., I hit send. I went into a room, knelt down, and asked God, "Lord, if this is the job you have laid aside for me, please let there be no doubts in my mind and prepare the way for everything to go smoothly."

Around 1:30 p.m., I got a phone call from the supervisor telling me they reviewed my cover letter and resume and wanted me to come in for an interview! I scheduled the interview for the following day, November 26. I had a second interview on December 4 and was hired with a start date of December 10! Merry Christmas to me!

This job opportunity was the first and only full-time position offered in the Erie area since we started the job search back in May. God is so awesome! He lives today! He hears our prayers, our needs, and our desires. Thank God!

Miracles for April

Next month, we're going theme-less. There is NO theme for April's Miracle Mondays, so this is your chance to send in the experience, testimony, or blessing that has been on your heart. No limits. We love hearing about how God is working in your lives. It makes Him real when we witness his power. Please fill out our nifty submission form, or you can always email us at TCOJCblog [at] gmail.com.

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  • Teri-Lyn Tunno

    Teri-Lyn Tunno

    10 March 2014 at 23:10 |
    I have to say this experience really pulled me in. Maybe it is because I have seen pictures of you two on FB and how in love you are. My heart was touched how the family called a fast and prayer and most definitely how quickly God answered your prayers. It moved me to tears. Thank you for sharing!!


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