Good morning all-
I am always stunned how new the day is. Yesterday, as I sat on my computer to write, time was of the essence. It's been a theme throughout this year for me. I have felt compelled to write and write until I thought my brain was going to explode. When I sit down, it's like my fingers are moving on their own and my brain is trying to catch up.
Time has become an important factor for me because God has definitely put it on my heart. No one knows the hour they will perish and without Christ, their is no heaven. I learned that lesson the hard way in December and it has stuck with me ever since. So with passion, I wrote about spreading the gospel, hearing the call and seizing the day. And by 8 o'clock my phone was ringing off the wall. My friend Michelle called to ask me if I knew who Austin Taylor was. I said, "Yes." I prayed for him just last year. I contacted my closest friends and prayer warriors and asked them to pray for him. He almost lost his leg but miraculously it was saved and as I watched him play basketball with my son, I was praising Jesus.
Forward a year, and he is in the arms of our Lord. On Friday, early in the morning he was in a one person car accident. He had just been with his best friends at college. In a blink of an eye, he was gone. It has rocked a community as any death of a young person does. Today, I will stand in line to give my condolences to his family. When you pray for someone there is a connection. It is spiritual in nature and it is with God's grace that they are put on our hearts. Today, I don't have to pray for Austin anymore but I do need to pray for his family.
I'm sure you know of people in your own life that could use Jesus. You may have been called to pray for someone you don't know or you just continue to pray for those you do. Either way, God has written them on your heart. As you pray, there is a closeness that transcends all understanding. Maybe that's why God put on David's heart to pray for his enemies. It keeps you from true hate and binds you.
I love when God puts someone on my heart. It means that He is working. A God that doesn't love His people would never put a stranger on someone's heart. That is a representation of a loving and merciful God. Please continue to pray for the lost.
I hope you have a great day!