Stop and imagine with me for a moment. You are in the church parking lot. Your boys are running around a bit and playing. All of a sudden, you see one of them hit the ground. HARD. You check their head and a big knot has, within a minute, appeared and swollen. It looks all redish and purple, and your little boy’s face is all white.
Can you imagine this to be you? Can you imagine your concern? Your thoughts racing, what should I do? Should I take him to the hospital? All kinds of fears can surface in your mind at this instant.
You know that God answers prayer. So you decide the first thing that should be done is to have prayer. You call a brother over to pray with you for your child.
Stop and think now for a moment. Where’s your relationship with Christ… at this very moment. Do you have the confidence in your walk with the Lord, to pray and have enough faith to believe that God would touch your child and wipe away all fears and worries. Do you have that connection with Him, to know that He longs to help us any time, any where. Or will you have things to make right before you can have confidence in your prayer? Are you walking so close to Him, daily, that it’s not a foreign thing to you to get into His presence and have a serious conference?
You can have that kind of prayer life. You should have that kind of prayer life.
What a friend we have in Jesus.
(P.S. The “heartfelt part” series will continue soon)