This story was submitted by Anthony Mireles, a leader and volunteer at one of our Block Life sites. Enjoy as he shares his story of listening to “The Voice” of God as Pastor Kerry has been sharing in his current series.

This past weekend our volunteer team worked with members of the community on beautification project as part of our Block Life outreach in Conroe. That in itself was awesome. It gave our team a wonderful opportunity to visit with most of the families living in the trailer park. However, that is not what this story is really about.

It was only the beginning of a miracle, which God was about to reveal to my family.

On Sunday morning I awoke with a tug on my heart. I felt that I needed to drive to Conroe and water the plants that were not given away as part of the project. I felt this urgency that I couldn’t let them die for lack of water. After hearing Pastor Kerry’s message on listening to and following God’s voice, the tug on my heart became stronger.

Later, I told my wife Maria that we needed to go to Conroe to water the plants. She reminded me that it was Mother’s Day though if I desired she would call a volunteer from the trailer park and ask him to water the plants. After all was completed that day, I arrived home about 7:30pm and soon asked Maria was if she had contacted the volunteer at the trailer park. She said there was no answer. I looked at her and said we have to water the plants and I ask her if she would accompany me to the trailer park. She agreed. As we got to the door, my son Anthony ask if he could go.

We arrived at the Buena Vista Trailer Park at about 8:15pm. I noticed a man named, Simon, who lives in the trailer next to the trailer we use as a community center, sitting in his truck. Anthony and I began moving the flats of plants and Maria went to open the small trailer. Simon approached us and kept saying that he had heard a voice telling him to come talk to us. Simon kept repeating that a voice told him that we were the ones that were going to show him the correct path.

He said that he sees us almost every day helping the community. He said that he knew that he was on the wrong path. He said he wasn’t a good husband to his wife nor a good father to his 7 children. He began to pour out all his feelings, confessing that he was an alcoholic and he couldn’t stop. He then went on to say that his desire is to have a family like ours serving God.

Maria and I took this opportunity to minister to Simon. We shared God’s love with Simon and prayed with him. In tears Simon asked for us to pray a blessing for him and his family. We did just that, explaining that in God’s eyes he is precious and that God has many blessings for him. After that, Simon prayed accepting Christ and His free gift of salvation. I then told him the next step in his journey is baptism, sharing with him the significance and influence that testimony would have for the entire community.

As I think back, the plant I was being told to water was Simon’s heart. It was to be watered with the living water that only Jesus can give. After Simon prayed a simple prayer of faith accepting Christ, the urgency I felt for watering plants vanished. Shortly after that it started to rain. God was watering the plants. This experience has humbled Anthony, Maria and I. It has made us all stronger in our own Christian walk as we listened and obeyed the voice of God. We got to witness a miracle by simply obeying what we heard to do.

  1. Alan Splawn says:

    Wow, God works in mysterious ways His wonders to perform! Thanks for sharing. Sounds like the story in Acts 10 with Simon Peter and Cornelius. Awesome!

  2. Joseph Elvir says:

    A great Holy Spirit led testimony that shows if we just listen great things are possible!!!!!

  3. Jon Morrow says:

    Anthony that is an awesome display of listening to the tug on your heart from God. My wife and I had a similar experience. She felt the prompting on her heart to deliver groceries to a family in our church. I said to her that the family would be offended by this gesture. She told me that I needed to go to their home because she was certain there was a need. I was still not convinced but I went alone to deliver the groceries. When the family answered the door they were so touched by this. What I did not know at the time is that the husband was out of work and was struggling to make ends meet. I left their home, got in my car called my wife and broke down crying. I saw with my own eyes that my wife was listening to God and answered his call At that moment I felt so blessed that I got to be a part of that experience. Just thinking about it now brings up those emotions once again. Thank you Jesus!

  4. That riveting story gave me goosebumps. The stakes were high that day. Had you ignored the continual nudging, Simon would have kept walking down that dark road, who knows how long and how far??? The Spirit is strong in you…

  5. Cindy Bailey says:

    Wow, what a beautiful miracle and reminder to all of us that the miracle isn’t always in what we are actually being asked to do, but is revealed as we are obedient to His still small VOICE. Thank you for sharing Anthony!

  6. Awesome, thanks for sharing, I felt a tug at my heart reading this, and I was lifted up in my Spirit, thank you and God Bless

    • Thank you for sharing, may your story encourage others, to listen to His still small voice, as He directs us into the path of others, and allow Him to move through us, speak through us, be bold through us, He gives us the courage to do so. Thank you and God Bless you and your precious ones, as you continue to respond to the Holy Spirit as He uses you mightily! Anthony, you and yours have been on my heart this past week…………prior to reading this, I normally do not always read the comments but I scrolled down today and did so, thank you for blessing me, once again!

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