I Hear A Call

Randy Rigby and God talked a lot. He always had stories to share of his Divine Appointments. One day it got personal. We were having an event in the auditorium and in the middle of set up, Randy stopped what he was doing, walked over to me, and said, “God told me to tell you that you are going to get your hearing back.” Then he walked away and went back to what he was doing.

I was stunned and speechless. After a moment of … uh, what just happened … I started to get excited. I have hearing loss and for the past 20 years have been wearing hearing aids. And so, I became hopeful that my hearing would be restored because, well, Randy and God said so.

Years passed and I experienced numerous health challenges, surgeries, and recoveries. Three years ago, prior to head and neck surgery, I asked my neurosurgeon if he thought I might get my hearing back as one of the unusual conditions I have can cause hearing loss. He told me that honestly, he didn’t think so because it was so long-standing. But I was still hopeful because I remembered Randy said that God said I would get my hearing back.

The surgeries were a success however my hearing was not improved. In fact, due to cumulative issues with my health, I had to make changes to my life to focus on taking care of me. I felt that I had given up so much and often wondered what my purpose was. But what happened is that God was using me to help others in similar circumstances find answers and hope. I got calls out of nowhere. I was asked for advice. I was connected to others in some incredible ways that could only be explained as a God thing. So many ways affirming I was where I was supposed to be. My days begin talking with God and our conversation starts like this … “So, God, what are we going to do today? I am open and available to whatever it is you send me.” And then I listen for those Divine Appointments.

I’ll never forget that day in the auditorium and the message that Randy delivered to me so many years earlier. God did give me my hearing back. I feel fortunate that I had the opportunity to share with Randy the amazing things that had been happening and that I finally understood what restored hearing really meant and how rich and clear the sound was. Praise God for His faithful follower Randy Rigby and his Divine Appointment that day that changed my life.

Then I heard the voice of the Lord, saying, "Whom shall I send, and who will go for Us?" 

                                  Then I said, "Here am I. Send me!"  Isaiah 6:8

Nancy Nickoley

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