Years ago, my neighbor, who didn't have much money, told me that his air conditioner had gone out. He checked it out as best he could but, like me, didn't know a lot about them. I told him that if we agreed God, would fix it for him. He did agree with me and I commanded it to be restored. I then told him it was fixed. He went home and turned it on and told me that it was now working. Praise to our God!
More recently, but still a few years ago, my air conditioner went out. I went out to look it over and had some suspicions but not the understanding or instruments to check it out. I didn't have a lot of money, so while I had the cover off of it, I just felt to ask the Lord if He would send someone to check it out for me. Normally, I would have just prayed over it. When I went back inside, my wife asked me what I was going to do with the air conditioner. I said, "Nothing. God is sending someone to check it out". The next thing I knew, a man showed up at my house. I recognized him as a very unfriendly neighbor. He said, "I saw you outside looking at your AC and I just finished AC school (which I never knew he was going to) and decided to see if I could help". Sure enough, it took him no time to find the bad part and put it in my hand. I thanked him kindly and told him I had just asked the Lord to send someone. I went and got the part and installed it myself. I had been hoping for an opening with this obviously hurting man.
The next day, his Christian wife called me and said, "I saw my husband grab a tool pouch and walk around all the fences to your place and wondered what was happening". So, I told her that I was believing God to send someone to fix my air conditioner and I guess God had him watching me and then sent him to do it. She was amazed, saying, "He never helps anybody".I said, "God put it in his heart" and she agreed. PTL!
One thing that prepared me to take this unusual step, at least for me, was when my refrigerator had gone out some time before this and God wanted to show me He could fix things in other ways when it was useful, so I was listening to the Lord. A refrigerator, of course, is just another kind of air conditioner.
When mine quit cooling, the Lord led me to do something strange. I pulled it out from the wall and looked at the schematic on the back. I've never been able to read an electric or electronic schematic before. As I looked at it, my puny mind came to a conclusion and I was sure of it. I went around the front, pulled the bottom aluminum plate out of the bottom of the freezer compartment and pulled out a gizmo that the Lord made me sure was the problem. If I remember correctly, I found out it was a thermostat. Anyway, as soon as I had this in my hand, I heard a knock at the door. It was a brother named Terry. He said, "What is that?" I said, "I am not sure but I believe this is the problem with my refrigerator".He said, "Well let's go get one", which we did and he insisted on paying for it. It was a good thing because I didn't have the money but I didn't tell him. To make a long story short, I put it in and the fridge worked great. This was a bigger miracle to me than if I would have just commanded it to be fixed.
Before, I had no faith that God could give me the wisdom to find the problem on a schematic and fix it myself. PTL! Now that I know this, I still prefer the other method. :)