Reflections Of Prayer In The Time Of Need
You know, believe it or not...We've all been there in our prayer to our God we know and trust! Prayer is not conquering God's reluctance, but taking hold of God's willingness. Just a week ago the F5 tornado hit Joplin, Missouri with over 200 miles per hour twisting winds. In a matter of seconds lives were lost, homes destroyed and part of a whole city was destroyed.
We, like all others, will never know why these kinds of things happens on earth in our world. Let's not forget weeks prior; Alabama suffered lost of lives and property as well. Even destroying hospitals and churches in Missouri.
Have you ever had to pray with fear in your heart and uncertainty in your spirit, not knowing in your own mind whether God could hear you or not? God is not deaf, nor is He hard of hearing. God is not like Grandpa; He's God. He can hear your thoughts afar off. He can hear a snake running through the grass in the middle of a rainstorm. He knows what you are trying to say even before you say it. God is everywhere and in your heart.
God will raise you up if you ask Him. You don't have to do anything special to get God's attention. All He ask is that you humble yourself. God wants you to be delivered out of your desperate situation, but it's up to you not to resist the Holy Spirit. Resist the devil and the devil will flee from you. First you must submit to God and His will for your life. He is the only one that knows the number of your number of days on earth from the time of your birth.
Yet, He does not call you out to come to Him, that's a freedom of choice you have and make to Seek Him or not. He still loves you and we all know it's an individual choice to give of your self to His care and way of life. Some seek Him at early ages some later in life and of course some never will.
Have you been around friends or family members who say, "I don't have to pray or believe in God? Still that person will come upon a situation, let's say a car wreck, and the first thing from their mouth is, "OMG"! yet they tell us they don't follow God, a church, nor the bible!
Well, I'm a prayer warrior for the rest of my life as I've committed my soul to God. I pray for the entire membership here daily and the restoration of their individual lives to reach a level they can live with without frustrations, and a depressed states of mind!
Furthermore, when you feel sorry for yourself, just think of the many soldiers, sons, daughters, husbands, wives who return to us not like they left, but with missing legs, arms, hands, eyes and in some cases barely able to know who we are from their brain injury!
Still, we feel as survivors of a stroke which leaves us paralysed on one side that our lives has come to an end. We still got both legs, arms, hands and eyes we can use. Not like we once did but nevertheless we can still do slowly what needs to be done to continue to live and be active in daily life. It was God that made that possible!
Please people, think about living and enjoying life with what we got left. Smile every day, pray every night and remember those less fortunate and those that gave their all for our country's freedom we all enjoy!
I hope with writing this Blog I have cheered someone up and lifted their spirits to live life daily and pray!