I have come to believe in the power of prayer more than ever before!!! When hearts unite together and call out to God with pure hearts, something happens…. the HAND OF GOD MOVES on Man’s behalf!!!
March 2015 was a devastating month for a dear friend of mine. She was diagnosed with stage 4 Colon Cancer. She has been a dear friend since the time I got married and moved to Saint Louis in 2007 and over the years we had grown closer in our friendship. I remember the day she got the news. She went to the doctors’ to collect her report and we had been praying that it should be nothing. But the news was bad and when she texted me, I rushed to her house immediately. I didn’t know what to say…. I was speechless. I still don’t remember what I said….. but we spent sometime praying and I got back home…
I remember I came home and cried and cried…. I asked the Lord, What games He was playing with a young life?? And I didn’t know anything about the subject… so I quickly resorted to Dr google to get some details. It only made me worse. Nothing looked positive. After a while I told the Lord, God you have to tell me something!!! I picked up the Bible to hear His voice. The Lord spoke to my spirit through a very re-assuring verse. That gave faith to my fearful heart…. and I believed that though she be tested, she will come forth as gold!!! But this was just the beginning…..
I have no idea how many times her body had to be pierced for all the painful chemos and I can’t comprehend how she endured all of it. There can be no answer but one!!!! Prayer!!!
Here in Saint Louis, where I live, we have a Christian fellowship which is more like a family to us who live away from our real families!!! AS soon as we got the news, all the ladies joined hands together to pray for our precious girl!!! We lifted her up in our fellowship gatherings, in our personal prayers, family prayers, and we had conference calls every thursdays to go to the throne of God, specially for her. She was just covered by prayer. And ofcourse she and her Mum who is a strong woman of faith but a simple woman at heart, knocked on Heavens door too, for the life of our dear girl.
And after some extremely painful months for her, today she is on her way to full recovery…. something that is humanly unexplainable!!!! We believed God for a miracle…. and fought with the Lord until we got it!!! In this whole ordeal, one thing that I think over and over is this: The pain that her closest family must have gone through is something different and we cannot compare our pain anywhere near to theirs!!! But when we are burdened to any degree about a circumstance or situation, and we approach the throne of grace for that individual, HEAVEN LISTENS to us!!! And answers our prayers!!! Not a single prayer that rises from a broken heart is cast away by the Lord!!!
I have received several blessings, deliverances, and joys from the Lord….. and the reason is NOT that I alone prayed….. the reason is because I have a family that backs me up in prayer!!! Remember, every prayer counts!!! So today if you are burdened about any situation, I encourage you to pray for them….. maybe their deliverance depends on your intercession!!!!
We live in the physical realm…. but there is a spiritual realm that is operating around you, even right now!!!! Every prayer that you whisper is carried to the throne of God….. and better still, answers to your prayer are brought back to Earth!!! Oh I wish our spiritual eyes could be opened to see such magnificient activities of the spiritual realm!!!! Jesus lives!!! He lives to heal, bind up the broken, deliver and save!!! Oh!!! Blessed be His name!!! Blessed be His name!!!
“And when he took the scroll, the four living beings and the twenty-four elders fell down before the Lamb. Each one had a harp, and they held gold bowls filled with incense, which are the prayers of God’s people.” Rev 5:8
Blessed November, folks!!!