God’s Prompting!

Hey Friends, for many years I have wanted to share my thoughts on a variety of topics.  I can remember 30 years ago telling my Pam that I wanted to write a book.  Well, one can write a book but getting it published is a whole other thing.  So, I never wrote my book, but for the last 30 years I have been saving up for a chance such as this.  Today, November1 , 2009 is lauch day for my writing career.  It’s my hope that as you read one of several things might happen.  Number one of which would be that you would be prompted to action!  Action to improve your own life and/or the lives of those around you.  After all, isn’t that what we all really want, to leave this world just a little better that we found it, and at the same time, experience the abundant life promised to us by God when we appropriate Christ into our lives?  I think so.  My prayer for this blog is that it encourages you to be and to use what God has probably already put in place in your life.  Here goes.

Pam and I spent time today at Scott and White Hospital in Temple, Tx.  It wasn’t my idea to visit the hospital, I wanted to watch the Dallas Cowboys beat up on the Seattle Seahawks.  Hospital ministry was the furthest thing from my mind, but God had a different idea.  Pam, my bride of 32 years, told me that God had prompted her to visit a lady in the hospital that was probably in the last days of her life and to pray for her salvation.  Being the supportive husband that I am, I told her that I would go with her and minister to this dear lady.  Being in the ministry for the past 30 years or so this type of ministry was second nature to me.  Those of you in the ministry know of what I speak, unless of course, you don’t do hospital ministry.  That’s another topic.  Anyway, we entered the room of this dear lady and her daughter, aunt and sister were present.  We introduced ourselves and asked if we could pray for this dear lady.  It was obvious that the three ladies present at the bedside were grateful for someone to come and pray.  The lady for whom we were there to pray, was non-responsive.  We would just have to pray to her spirit knowing the the Holy Spirit would and could get through to her even in her drug induced state.  Pam prayed the sweetest prayer for grace and mercy; I continued praying that God would continue to pursue this lady right up until her heart stopped beating.  When we finished, we looked up and the other ladies in the room were weeping.  We found out later, through another family member, that they didn’t know people like us existed.   People that would come to the bedside of someone in their final days and pray for healing, grace, mercy and salvation of a total stranger!   Of coures we know that the world is full of  people that when prompted by God, do exactly what He calls us to do.  Be it pray for a stranger, pick up a hitchhiker, give money to the guy on the street corner, call an old friend or family member who may be estranged, and of course share the gospel of Jesus Christ to a lost and dying world.  Well Pam and I were not called to share the gospel to a lost and dying world today, we were just called to pray for lady who is dying to find Jesus.  

Here’s my question to you…..What has God prompted you to do that you have not yet done?  Whatever it is, stop right now and do it!  If you don’t then you’ll find that rest will not come easy until you have done that which God has prompted you to do.

Be encouraged today my friends,


One response to this post.

  1. Posted by Sandra Suits on November 5, 2009 at 3:03 pm

    Wonderful loving people of God, Pam and you. I am very encouraged today.


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