One of the most memorable miracles I saw occurred twice. Once, when Keeli was in graduate school at Lee University, I continued hosting Holy Spirit Parties. But instead of hosting them in apartments, we were holding them in dorm lobbies. We saw people come and go in those days and never see them until years later. Normally, people would come, receive teaching from the Bible about the baptism of the Holy Spirit, receive it, and continue with life. Many of them, when we're reunited, have been instrumental in advancing the kingdom of God. Maybe they didn't come to meetings we hosted, but they held fellowship with other believers, encouraged many whom we didn't know, and had a great impact. This was always an encouragement to see these believers steadfast in their faith. During these dorm lobby Holy Spirit Parties, Keeli's father, Kermit, would attend and help lead. A friend of ours was a runner. She was a rigorous trainer, ran for miles, and is, to this day, an expert in staying healthy, fit, and strong. She did, however, have flat feet. I remember Kermit slapping the soles of her feet while commanding arches to form. For whatever reason, that night, she only received one arch. We couldn't figure out why she didn't get a second arch that night but were thankful and excited that the Lord did something fun in front of our eyes. Perhaps the Lord does things in a way that prevents us from making our own formulas for how He works. I don't want to be presumptuous, but I believe her second arch came later.
Fast forward a few years later. Immersion Church was in full swing. A friend of ours who attended Immersion brought to our attention that she was also flat footed. She had received healing for a couple of other major things... but I'll blog about that later. Once again, Kermit commanded arches to form and, sure enough, arches formed in front of our very eyes.
Before our friends received arches, they were doing fine. Why did Jesus decide to give them arches in the middle of college? Because their is no limit to His goodness. There is no limit to how much He wants to do for us and for others. If we could grasp the revelation of the pleasure that Jesus has in us, we would never doubt His intentions to bless at every turn.