I received a phone call from Susie, a 16-year-old girl, originally from Thailand. The Lord told me she had a powerful call on her life. I was to give her lessons and intercede for her salvation.
Before each lesson, I spent time in focused intercession for Susie's salvation. She was placed in my measure of rule, and it was my responsibility to see her brought into the kingdom of God.
I did not preach or force my beliefs on her. I reached out in love and built a relationship based on trust. One afternoon in the middle of a piece of music, Susie suddenly stopped. "Miss Becca, can I ask you a question?" she said.
"Of course," I replied.
"You are a Christian, right?"
"Yes, I am. Why do you ask?"
She said, "I have Christian friends in my high school who talk to me about Jesus. I am curious to know Him, but my family worships Buddha. I know he is a false and powerless god. I do not want a religion focused on the worship of a false god. I must know that Jesus is real before I commit to follow Him."
"Susie," I said, "Jesus is the Savior of the world. He wants to reveal Himself to you. Do you have a need in your life? We can pray and ask Jesus to help you. He will answer our prayer, and you will know He is the one true God."
She replied, "I do have a need. I lost my glasses two weeks ago. My parents were mad at me because of the expense to replace them. Yesterday, I lost my new pair of glasses! I am afraid to tell my parents. Can we pray that I find my new pair before my parents realize I lost them?"
"Absolutely," I responded.
We prayed asking the Lord to help Susie find her glasses.
The following week, Susie arrived for her lesson beaming with excitement. She quickly exclaimed, "The day after we prayed I went to school. After English class, my teacher called me to her desk and opened a drawer. She pulled out the first pair of glasses I had lost!
"That afternoon, the bus driver handed me the new pair of glasses my parents just bought for me! Not only did Jesus help me find my new pair of glasses, He also found my first pair. I know He is the one true God. Please lead me to Him."
We both wept tears of joy as Susie received Jesus as her Savior.
Susie began to experience a hunger for the Word of God. A Bible was purchased for her, and we would spend the first portion of her class working on piano lessons and the last portion learning about God.
Her Buddhist parents would have forbidden her to read the Bible, so she stayed up late at night, reading the Scriptures in bed under her sheets with a flashlight. During this time, the Lord began to give her an intercessory burden for her parents and family members in Thailand, who were trapped in the worship of Buddha.
One day Susie explained a difficult situation to me. Her parents were requiring her to go to the Buddhist temple to pray to Buddha and receive a blessing from the monk. She didn't want to go but was given no choice. We asked the Lord to work mightily on her behalf.
The day arrived for her blessing from the monk. After her parents prayed to Buddha, a monk approached the family for the blessing, but as he reached out to touch Susie's shoulder, he hesitated.
When he attempted to put his hand on her shoulder again, it was as if something hindered him from touching her. He bowed, as if to acknowledge the power within Susie, and then he left.
God performed that miracle. And in doing so, He showed Susie the authority she carried in her measure of rule.