You wouldn't know it today, but famed evangelist Marilyn Hickey once heard the words no parent wants to hear: "I don't know if I believe in Jesus anymore."
Her daughter and now partner in ministry, Sarah Bowling, spoke those words after studying in Germany for a time as a student at Oral Roberts University. Hickey shares the story with Dr. Steve Greene on a popular episode of the Greenelines podcast on the Charisma Podcast Network. Her response in that moment reveals a spiritual key all believers can use today—no matter what situation they face.
After her bombshell statement, Sarah added, "I don't know if you and Dad are going to love me."
I'll never forget thinking, What has happened to you? Hickey says. "And the Lord gave me an answer. If you listen and just tell Him, 'I've got to have an answer,' He'll give it. ...
"So I said, 'Sarah, when you were born, you didn't believe in Jesus,'" Hickey told her. "'We don't love you by what you believe in. We love you because you're ours.'
"And that brought her through," Hickey recalls. "So I'm just saying: Learn to listen to God and to say what He says."
For much more from Marilyn Hickey on how she has learned to listen to God and follow His leading, listen to the entire episode of Greenelines at this link, and subscribe to Greenelines on your favorite podcast platform for more inspiring stories like this one. Check out Marilyn and Sarah's podcast, Today With Marilyn and Sarah, on the Charisma Podcast Network, and find Hickey's autobiography, It's Not Over Until You Win: My Lifetime of Experiencing the Miracles of God, wherever fine books are sold.
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