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I’LL PRAY FOR YOU ANYWAY!
This world is getting so cold with the “New Norm” in place, I’m almost afraid to tell someone I’ll pray for them.
Most of us have been in situations when we didn’t know what to say to a friend, or anyone to help ease their pain. This happened to me just recently and I received the Shock of my Life when I said I’ll Pray For You.
The thing is, their situation wasn’t that serious in my mind, that’s my problem, I was wrong, it wasn’t about me in the first place. At times I have to remind myself that I am not walking in any shoes other than my own.
After I offered to pray they said, Why would you bother to pray for me when God only wants us to praise and honor Him?
I started praying even before my friend could finish that sentence. Intelligence or Ignorance was going to win this one. I needed an answer in a matter of seconds and was blessed with “Because He is God! That’s why he created man in the first place”. I knew that answer was too broad for the question.
Fortunately, that conversation was interrupted and I would get a chance to think, I knew I needed to give an intelligent Come to Jesus answer if I was to gain power over this situation; It was clear something was wrong and they weren’t talking about it. Just Angry!
I told you I was already Praying for God to give me the courage, and the strength when faced with those who have been discouraged… The Devil may have had that soul and I felt Jesus wanted it back, so He sat them squarely in my lap. As for me, I am always praying because it’s a habit, and I pray without forethought; the Bible say to Pray without ceasing. 1st Thessalonians 5:17 KJV
Some habits are keepers, and Praising God is right up there with Thou shalt have no other Gods before me. Exodus 20:3
I felt the pressure, you would think my back was against the wall with such a legitimate question, plus I really thought the person who asked about what God wants for himself was subject to forget all about it by the time I would see them again. Not me! This is in my wheelhouse, the stuff I Blog about. This is what I do; I live for these challenges. I am a Living Witness for Jesus Christ and I don’t mind.
The only thing I have to give to secure My Salvation is the part of me I know about, and that’s my experiences, some of which I’m not too proud of and some I wrote about in, I Survived 60 Years To Get Cancer, Then Kill It./ The Norvie L. Cherry Story. This also includes what I learned in Bible study, coupled with personal experiences; the things most I don’t want to talk about.
Sharing knowledge is why I was born, it’s my Purpose, and why I believe my life was saved from the grave when I was suffering from 3rd Stage Breast Cancer.
Well, my friend didn’t forget and Thank God I did my homework because when we met again, they were in a better mood and apologized for what they had said concerning God in anger. While still looking for an answer to why I would want pray for them, laughing I said; Go to a Bible Believing Bible Teaching Church, I am not a Preacher.
After I had that good laugh, I told my friend we all should Praise God because He is full of Glory, and it’s God who feeds and clothes us with the wonders of this world. He is merciful, faithful, and Praise is a vital part of a life Surrendered to God. Did you know God rewards us for our praise?
And it shall come to pass, if thou shalt hearken diligently unto the voice of the Lord thy God, to observe and to do all his commandments which I command thee this day, that the Lord thy God will set thee on high above all nations of the earth. Deuteronomy 28:1
I said that is why I Pray For You as well as for myself because it is also written:
But it shall come to pass, if thou wilt not hearken unto the voice of the Lord thy God, to observe to do all his commandments and his statutes which I command thee this day; that all these curses shalt come upon thee, and overtake thee;
Cursed shalt thou be in the city, and cursed shalt thou be in the field. Cursed shall be thy basket and thy store. Cursed shall be the fruit of thy body, and the fruit of thy land, the increase of thy kine, and the flocks of thy sheep. Cursed shalt thou be when thou comest in, and cursed shalt thou be when thou goest out. Deuteronomy 28:15-19 KJV
Then I said, It’s Something To Think About!
Praise God for whom all blessing flow, I just pray we all receive them. Thank you, Lord, it is in Jesus name that we pray and praise only you.
Thank you for your support.