Last night I was sent to collect money for our drive-thru order taker.Â Makayla took the orders and I collected the money.Â The line was solid, one car after another.Â I couldn’t help but notice how Makayla was figiting and squirming around.Â ” Are you ok?” I asked her.Â “My back is hurting,” she reponded,Â disappointed.Â She said that it had been going on for quite awhile.Â
“Hmmm,” I thought, “Holy Spirit, what do you want to do here?”Â A question came to me.Â “Do you have any fear that this pain will last for a long time?”Â She didn’t.Â I thought for a while longer, the whole time she is taking non-stop orders and I am collectingÂ from eachÂ car.Â There is notÂ a lot of time [to talk] in between orders.
Â I asked her, “would you like to try an experiment with me?”Â “Sure!” she said.Â I told her that I wanted to pray for her and release the Kingdom of God over her body for healing.Â She was very receptive to the idea.Â I began to pray quietly inviting the Holy Spirit and making Him welcome right there in the drive-thru at McDonalds during our busy dinner hour.Â As I began to sense His presence I told Makayla I wanted to lay my hand on her.Â She agreed so I gently laid my hand on her shoulder and began to pray specifically.
In between the money and customers I prayed tillÂ IÂ didn’t sense there was anything else to cover.Â Our line was now empty.Â So I asked her, “what’s going on inside?”Â A big smile came over her face and she began to move around. Â “The pain is gone!” she said with some excitement and relief.Â
“That’s usually what happens,” I responded.Â So I asked,”can you do something now you couldn’t do before?”Â She continued moving around, twisting her back, a smile on her face.Â While she was demonstrating I was thinking in my heart how much she is being loved by my heavenly Father right now.Â She thanked me for praying and I thanked Jesus.
Orders picked up again and some time went by.Â I feltÂ to ask her if she had ever received Jesus as her savior.Â So I asked her, and to my surprise she hadn’t.Â I asked her, “would you like to receive Him?”Â She said yes.Â “Right now, here?” I asked her.Â “Yeah, but how do I do it?” she asked.Â “That’s the easy part,” I answered.Â I gave her the gospel in between orders.Â Each short break IÂ shared a little more until a foundation was laid.Â Then she prayed with me and exchanged her sin for the righteousness of Jesus – all during the second busiest time of our day!Â God is so good.Â
This short, quiet process ministered and touched another young man, and the look he gave me said, ” that was really cool man.”Â Both Makayla and I were elatedÂ at what Jesus had just done.Â I love Him, and I love my job.Â Thank You Jesus!Â You are awesome.