Friday, November 7, 2008

From the Mouths of Babes...

Have you ever felt like you're all alone in the battle? Like no one knows what you're dealing with? What mountains the Lord is asking you to climb? May I speak a word of encouragement to you today! I am completely in awe of the magnitude and grace of our God!

This morning, while driving my children to school, we saw a young woman on the sidewalk whose actions prompted a conversation in the van. The issue that prompted the discussion is not important but what came out of my son's mouth blew me away! He said, "Mommy, could we pray for *Theresa, that she would be able to stop doing what that girl is doing?" Now, if the comment had come from my daughter, I would have been blessed but I'm sure that I would have missed it for the huge God-thing that it was. The fact that my son thought of Theresa and wanted to pray for her to be free from this could only have been a prompting of the Holy Spirit. I answered, "for sure!" and we proceeded to pray.

After I dropped the kids off, I was still marvelling that my son would call us to prayer for this and I wondered what might be going on in Theresa's life today that the Lord would bring this issue to the forefront. I called her and told her what had happened. I hoped that it would bless her to know that someone was thinking of her that day but I also hoped that she wouldn't be offended by the focus of the prayer. She seemed glad to hear from me but didn't say too much. Not long later, she sent me a message...

That very morning, she had just been talking to the Lord and asking Him for strength to deal with that exact issue! Praise His Name! Not only does the Lord want to say to you that He is strong enough to take you over the mountains in your life but He's also able to raise up an army of warriors to pray you over to the other side! Nothing limits Him! He even speaks to 10 year old boys and transforms them into mighty warriors for the Kingdom! I can't wait to tell my son!!

*name changed

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