October 24, 2020 (Post #53)
(From Journal #6: July 25, 2006)
I saw the cardiologist about the heart monitor and results are normal! Praise You for the good report!
I had a humbling experience while at the hospital. While in the waiting room an elderly gentleman on crutches came in. He seemed very distressed and was muttering to himself. I looked at him a couple of times and smiled. I heard him utter “Jesus” and I knew he was praying. I began to feel I should go and offer to pray with him, but I didn’t want to embarrass him (or was it me?) in front of the people in the room. I really wanted privacy and hoping for more people to leave.
Before that could happen, an attendant with a wheelchair came for him. I followed him to the elevator because I couldn’t let him leave without telling him that my spirit felt I was to pray for him. He said for me do it and I trust that You gave me the right words to pray. So, I wound up praying in the middle of the hallway, in front of the elevator, in front of many more people than who were in the waiting room…
That precious man needed a touch of love and I pray he felt Your love through me. Help me to grow in my discernment about others and to know when and how to be encouraging as Your Spirit leads me. Lord, forgive me for not praying with him immediately when I felt the Holy Spirit leading me. But You did show me that I can be bold enough to pray whenever, wherever, and with whomever You tell me.
This is still hard for me, just like with recently approaching my neighbor Libby. I did send her a card letting her know how much I enjoyed our time and that I’m praying for her. Thank You for the privilege of being Your servant to others. I am definitely a work in progress.
Luke 6:46: “But why do you call Me ‘Lord, Lord’ and not do the things which I say?”
Psalm 40:8: I desire to do Your will, my God; Your law is within my heart.
James 5:16: …and pray for one another, that you may be healed. The effective, fervent prayer of a righteous man avails much.
John 13:34-35: “A new commandment I give to you, that you love one another; as I have loved you, that you also love one another. By this all will know that you are My disciples, if you have love for one another.”