Sunday, October 3, 2010
Lead Me to the Cross
When we moved to the mountains, Daniel and I quickly became friends with Craig and Vickie. Daniel would go fishing with Craig and I would spend my time talking to Vickie on the phone. The age difference never stood between us, since the sisterhood in Christ united us. I often would share my hurting heart for my parents’ salvation with Vickie, only to receive a sweet word of encouragement that was grounded in the Word of God.
I recall a time when “He is Mighty to Save” song came on the radio and Vickie with a sweet spirit said to me, “Every time this song comes on the radio, I pray for your mom and dad’s salvation”. It was during the season of life that every time I heard this song, the Holy Spirit within me would dance.
My Spirit was rejoicing in the fact that I had a sister in Christ that took her time to uplift my parents in prayer and used a song as a reminder to pray. I was also rejoicing in the fact that my God is MIGHTY to save, because nothing is impossible to Him. The Word of God says, "The LORD your God is with you, He is Mighty to save." (Zeph 3:17) The thoughtful act of my friend’s prayer made me realize that I can do the same thing for those around me. I can ask the Lord to bring a specific person to my mind during the time that I am listening to a Christian radio station and lift them up in prayer. In that I can continue to lift them up every time I hear the same song.
Do you have a friend who is in need of a prayer? Find a song associated with his or her circumstance and lift a friend up in pray every time you hear the song. I can promise that your friend would be forever grateful!
“I thank my God every time I remember you.” ~Phil 1:3