Pray without ceasing.
~1Thessalonians 5:17, NASB
God has graciously given us the privilege to be His partners in the management of His creation.
~Herb Vander Lugt
I know you have heard the story of the farmer and the preacher. The farmer shows the preacher his beautiful vegetable garden and says, “Look what I did.” The preacher promptly corrected him, “No you mean, look what God did.” The farmer said, “I guess you are right but you should have seen what this plot was like when God had it by Himself.” We may get a chuckle out of the old farmer’s wit but there is also wisdom in what he says, we are co-laborers with God and this is His choosing. This applies to every area of our spiritual life including prayer. God not only wants you to pray, He needs you to pray. Over and over again, Jesus taught us to pray. Let me ask you something, in the garden of Gethsemane, did Jesus not plead with His disciples to pray with Him for an hour. Where did you get the idea that prayer effects no one other than yourself? You didn’t get it from Jesus or scripture.
It is time we initiated OPERATION PUSH: Pray Until Something Happens. Yesterday I talked with a lady about a young woman that I coached in softball when she was 11-12 years old. I don’t remember all the details but it seems that I recall her not having a great home life. I think her parents were divorced and I do not remember seeing her father the entire season. She is 44 years old now and a drug addict. She had two girls out of wedlock and DHR has taken both of them. I’m not sure she even knows where they are. She lived from pillar to post and walks most of the time because she doesn’t have a card. She is addicted to cigarettes and drugs. She will work long enough to get money for drugs but she is not dependable. She lies and manipulates. In a case like this what do we do? We keep praying until something happens. We don’t quit.
Sorry, I am late again today. I may have to start posting before I go to bed. Have a great day and thanks for reading the blog. Keep praying!