I haven't posted in (what feels like) forever! But, I wanted to make sure that I shared with you all one way GOD revealed Himself to me in a huge way this week.
Tuesday morning while I was driving to work, I had an overwhelming burden for a friend who is in my bible study class. Just recently, she shared with me something very private about her life and used her situation to encourage me. She wanted me to know that when I felt God couldn't use me in my imperfect condition that I had encouraged her unknowingly. Since this time, I have thought of and often prayed for her. Back up to Tuesday morning, she was on my heart heavily... I prayed to God for her and her specific situation asking Him to move in big ways...And I was hesitant to let her know, but I decided to email her because I wanted to encourage her.
Boy did He move! In HUGE ways...immediately...
It's almost as if when I got the words out of my mouth that God put into action His plan...
Now, I think God was trying to show Himself to my friends family, but He also wanted to show Himself to me...
I know this is somewhat confusing without delving out too many private details, but I said all of that to say this:
Pray for others.
Just as Paul coveted the prayers of fellow brothers and sisters in Christ, it is so important that we continue to lift each other up in prayer. I can't accurately convey its importance.
Here is a commentary I found that says so eloquently the importance of praying for each other:
Let us learn to value the effectual fervent prayers of the righteous.
How careful should we be, lest we forfeit our interest in the love and prayers of God's praying people!
If we have experienced the Spirit's love, let us not be wanting in this office of kindness for others.
Those that would prevail in prayer, must strive in prayer.
Those who beg the prayers of others, must not neglect to pray for themselves.
And though Christ knows our state and wants perfectly, he will know them from us.
As God must be sought, for restraining the ill-will of our enemies, so also for preserving and increasing the good-will of our friends.
All our joy depends upon the will of God.
Let us be earnest in prayer with and for each other,
that for Christ's sake, and by the love of the Holy Spirit,
great blessings may come upon the souls of Christians,
and the labours of ministers.
Do you have a prayer request? Please share it below so we can pray for each other today and in the days ahead.