Tonja’s Inspirational Story (Part 2 of 2)

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(Continued from Part 1)

These visualization exercises helped to increase my faith so that God could work a miracle. Jesus says, “according to your faith it will be done to you” (Matthew 9:29 NIV).  This tells me that God meets us where our faith is at. It’s my job to get my faith up to match my heart’s desires.  The Dream Program method is simply a tool to increase your faith.  When you can see it in your mind and feel it in your heart, you can achieve it.  God has the power to manifest it through your faith. “Faith is being sure of what you hope for and certain of what you do not see” (Hebrews 11:1 NIV).

Some days I was so exhausted from praying, searching and networking that I’d just lay down flat, body and face on the floor or bed, and I’d cry.  I couldn’t say a word. I was broken, spent, and needed help.  My spirit was praying desperately for Ringo’s return.

The seventh and final step in Dina’s manifesting method is “Surrender”.  I admit, I was like a spoiled child for the seven months that I was looking for Ringo. I was not willing to give him up in my heart.  I was not surrendered at all. Finally I realized that I had to take this final step which was more like a leap of faith. (All day long I’d talk to God as if he was standing right next to me.)  Finally I got to the point where I said, “Lord, if it’s not in your plan for me to have Ringo back, then please give me the peace that surpasses all understanding. Take this pain from me.” A day or so after this prayer, I got an inspired thought (from the Lord) to create a new Facebook page for Ringo as if he were a person.  Even though I already had a fan page for him, I took immediate action on this lead from Him, as Dina teaches in her book.

Literally over night, Ringo had 90 new friends and one of them, a girl who I did not know, said she may know of his whereabouts. She said he was sold to an Amish community. I promptly called a friend to go look at all the black horses in a nearby Mennonite community (another lead from Above).  She went there and thought she saw him. She told me, “I think it’s worth you coming up here to Delano, TN”.  I traveled one hour to get there. A young guy came up to me at the market. His name was James. I told him my story and laid out 25 pictures of Ringo along with his Bill of Sale. I got this overwhelming feeling and thought, “I know he’s here.  I feel his presence. I know my horse is here.” (Another thought given to me from Above.)

James said we could drive around looking for Ringo. We went a little ways and saw a bunch of black horses.  I said to Papa, “Stop the car!”  I got out and whistled the way I always did with him, “Hey Boy, hey Ringo, let’s go!” One black horse turned his head to look at me. It was my boy! It was Ringo!

Papa and I drove back home brainstorming and praying about how we were going to free Ringo from this community and bring him back with us. Struggling with fear that I wouldn’t be able to buy Ringo back, I hand wrote the happy ending to Ringo’s story per Dina’s advice.  This exercise helped me to fight fear with faith so that I could manifest his homecoming. I even started paying board for him before I actually got him back.

A few days later, Papa drove me back up there to meet with the young man who bought Ringo. His name is Conrad.  When I met with him he said, “Tell me about your horse.”  I answered, “Ringo was a surprise Christmas gift to me six years ago.  He’s 16.1 Hands High. He hates to back up.”  (Conrad smiled.)  He pulled out a picture of Ringo.  “We have him.  I call him Ringo too.  I want to give you your horse back,” said Conrad. I started crying.  We put Ringo in our trailer and brought him home.

(The Mennonites don’t treat their animals with a kind hand. It’s all business. Ringo was very distraught because he was their tractor and the engine for their carriages for months. He was their workhorse.  His eyes are worried. He even has worry wrinkles. But now that he is back at home, he will be cared for with love!)

Praise and glory be to God for leading me right to my boy and then for allowing me to get him back!  I believe that all this has happened so that I would have a strong testimony, inspiring faith in others.  He works all things out for the good of those who love Him (Romans 8:28 NIV).

Thank you, Dina Beauvais and the Dream Program, for helping me to remain faithful yet surrendered in my best friend’s return!  I am living my dreams, thanks the Dream Program!

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