I like that picture! Anyway,
I absolutely love walking into a strangers house who called for help to find a bible open on a stand just inside the front door. It fills me with joy because I know I’m going to get to spend some time with God in corporate prayer :).
We were called to help a lady who had some medical issues. When I opened the front door I saw a bible open to Psalms on a stand. Me and my happy heart continued on into the house and found our patient.
She was pretty beat up and since it was first thing in the morning, she was in for a rough day. I got all of the information I needed and we loaded her up into the rescue (ambulance).
As we were on our way to the hospital I asked her what church she went to. She told me and I asked her what her husband did at the church. She told me that he is an elder. I told her a little about how and where we fellowship and about my love for Jesus.
Then I asked her if it would be ok if I prayer for her. She looked at me with complete surprise on her face and said, “Yes please do that.” On a quick side note, when two believers are together why should it be a surprise that one would want to pray for the other? Maybe us ordinary people should be praying for each other more :).
Anywho, I began to pray for her and the Lord filled my heart with even more love and compassion. He gave me some words to say to her that were just so encouraging and filled with His love for her. I also prayed for God to heal her injuries and chronic problems. Peace filled the rescue as we arrived at the hospital.
I was able to check on her later on and she was doing great. I was able to meet the rest of the family who were all touched by how God ministered to her in the back of the rescue.
Thank you Lord for how you love us and use us ordinary people to be extensions of your love!
I want to challenge you next time you are talking with someone who is sharing some hardship with you to ask the Lord if you should pray for the person right there on the spot.
Also make sure to leave your comments and your own testimonies below in the comments.
Jesse and Kara Birkey