You may participate in the divine nature. (2 Pet. 1:4)

When I first met Solomon, he habitually drank African homemade brew until he was senseless. However, we were privileged to witness God’s transforming power in his life.

After drinking some contaminated beer on a weekend binge, Solomon became blind. His daughter asked me to go visit him in the hospital, to witness to him about Jesus Christ and tell him how he could have eternal life. Since she had become a Christian and found such joy serving Christ, she wanted her father to know Him also. She asked that I would pray God would do a miracle for him—that his blindness would be healed. Solomon gave his life to Christ in the hospital ward, and miraculously his sight was restored.

Years later Solomon testified, “The miracle that day was not just receiving my sight back, but God giving me a new heart. I used to have the nature of a rotten person, full of anger and bitterness. Because of Jesus Christ, I now desire to have His nature and to be filled with the fruit of His Spirit: with His love, His joy, His peace, His patience, His kindness, His goodness, His faithfulness, His gentleness, and His self-control. Each day my prayer includes the following: Lord, help me to be more and more like You every hour that I live.”

Don’t lose hope—God is still performing miracles and transforming lives today.

Jim “Umfundisi” Lo is the author of Connect with God: The Purpose of Prayer(WPH).