It has been awhile since I have come here to.....just talk. So this morning I thought I would change that. :) Here is a little peek into my life the last two days.
Last night while at church one of the women in our group was just bubbling about what God had done in the past week. She had actually shared some things in Bible study Sunday night..but since I was not there because of a visit from a migraine....I missed it.
Last Wednesday night during our time of prayer she had asked that we pray for one of her cousins who has been lost to serious drug addiction for over 20 years. Many have prayed over the years but for some reason she felt called to ask for prayer for him last Wednesday evening.
We had all already given our prayer requests and began our time of prayer...each praying for the persons requests on their right.
Since she was to my right....I prayed for her requests.
As I began to pray for her requests a picture began to develop in my head. As I prayed for this young man I began to see walls made of concrete block...it was dark and I guess I thought I was looking at some alley between buildings. I couldn't see where it was...it just looked like a closed in place to my minds eye.
And then I felt a heat begin to build in me...kind of like the warmth of a fire...only I was feeling it on the inside. Words began to flow from my mouth that were calling for freedom for this young man....I knew the Spirit was praying through me. He called for the veil to be removed from this mans eyes...for him to be surrounded with the peace and love of God and for him to have a face to face with Jesus.
When I finished praying....I knew that something had taken place. I wanted to jump up and say, "Did you feel that?!...He was here...He is moving on behalf of this guy!!!". But I didn't....it had been so long since I had felt that fire that I thought maybe it was my imagination.
And then church last night.....when the lady who had made the request saw me...her face just lit up.
And I knew!
She spoke about the amazing things she had found out after the service last week. She had not even known at the time we were praying that her cousin had been arrested the day before and was actually in jail.
I think what I was seeing when I prayed were the concrete blocks inside the jail.
Either way.....his life had closed in around him. He told his family that he did not want them to post bail because He had found Jesus right there in jail.
I am just thanking God for the power of prayer! He talks...we listen...we pray what is according to His will and He moves. It is simple and it is beautiful.
And then this morning...if last night were not enough....I had a WONDERFUL talk with a sweet sister in Christ. I just love how He provided FB so that we could keep in contact. And the world thought it was for them! LOL Anyway....I had a sweet conversation with this sister. God used her to encourage my heart once again. Nice to know that He DID NOT put me in the back of the broom closet and forget about me. I am excited about what the future holds....even more excited about those individuals that He will use me to touch. There are so many out there that need to be touched by His love....they need to know that they are loved. Goodness...if it is hard sometimes to believe that this perfect God is willing to love this imperfect me..and I know Him....can you imagine how hard it is to imagine that He loves them and they don't even know Him?
I encourage to you today to reach out with His love. When you are reaching out....remember that you are touching a potential brother and sister. You are touching them with His love....a love that is so intense that it has the power to bring them home.
Well...that is it for now......love you!