“Father, make of me a crisis man. Bring those I contact to decision. Let me not be a milepost on a single road;
make me a fork
, that men must turn one way or another on facing Christ in me.” - Jim Elliot

Monday, February 23, 2009

Dusty Prayers

View from the Mount of Olives
Remembrance Stones on a Jewish Grave

Have you ever wished that Jesus would hurry? A song on my ipod plays in my head... "Jesus, hurry come back for us we cannot wait..." and I have to admit that I've lived most of my life wishing for it. Wanting to go on for the prize. Why be here... if heaven is so great... and Jesus is there... no pain... no tears? Why wait?

Until the other day... when I saw God's hand at work... I saw movement in prayers that are over 25 years old. My dusty prayers being answered.

My dusty prayers... prayers that I pray and pretty much leave on a shelf... until I hear someone say, "Let's pray for any lost loved ones..."

And I wondered... if... let's just say... Jesus really had hurried...

But now my heart is so encouraged... that I have decided to take a couple more prayers off the shelf. Dust them off... and start praying... and petitioning... and anticipating... and looking for God's hand.

And I'm thinking... you probably have some dusty prayers, too. And so, I encourage you to go to that shelf.. where you have placed some old prayers... dust them off... perhaps... today is the day?

Why not share that request with someone? So that they can toil with you in prayer... and rejoice with you in the victory.

And always remember... you have a sister here... who is praying for you!


bp said...

I have that song on my ipod too. When I first heard it on there, I was thinking where did that come from, I didn't even know what CD it came off of!

Thank you for this reminder, I love the idea of "dusty prayers." I have some of those...one being salvation of family members.

Tammy said...

oh this is really good I needed this today. Thank you my friend