The Holy Spirit works in amazing ways and sometimes
may call you to do the most unexpected thing!
Several months into my journey of treatments and surgeries related to my cancer, I found myself suffering and unable to eat for days – yes – days, not hours. The phone rang and then this happened:
” He said, ‘I just have to tell you…’ ”
“He said he heard the Holy Spirit prompt him to stop, not eat his omelet (which he had just labored to make), and throw it away……with confidence, this brother declared, ‘The Holy Spirit wanted me to share in your suffering today.’ ”
“I only share this with you to encourage you…to let you know the Holy Spirit is working and that you are prayed for.” Excerpts from; Towdah, A Cancer Survivor’s Song of Hope — p. 110 – 111
End of phone call.
I was speechless. I was stunned.
I was filled with an immediate sense of the fullness of God himself!
Intercessory prayer is powerful.
The second way you can help ease the pain and suffering of a loved one this holiday season
is to pray for them.
Pray for them deeply and with compassion.
“And pray in the Spirit on all occasions with all kinds of prayers and requests. With this in mind, be alert and always keep on praying for the saints.” Ephesians 6:18
Peer into the space your loved one occupies in his suffering and listen to how the Spirit directs you to pray. You may not have to dump an omelet in the trash…yet, the Spirit may call you to do something else equally as stunning as is fitting to your loved one in need!
Deliver HOPE by telling the one who suffers that you are praying for them.
Bless them with that moment of knowing they are loved immensely.
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