17 One day Jesus was teaching, and Pharisees and teachers of the law were sitting there. They had come from every village of Galilee and from Judea and Jerusalem. And the power of the Lord was with Jesus to heal the sick. 18 Some men came carrying a paralyzed man on a mat and tried to take him into the house to lay him before Jesus. 19 When they could not find a way to do this because of the crowd, they went up on the roof and lowered him on his mat through the tiles into the middle of the crowd, right in front of Jesus.
That is the type of Prayer Warrior I desire to be; not resting until prayers are brought “right in front of Jesus.”
How often do we allow obstacles to keep us from bringing needs to Jesus? How far will we go in order to bring the sick and afflicted to Christ? How much endurance and confidence do we have to pray without ceasing; to find the way where there is no way?
I recently had a conversation with an acquaintance whose spouse had experienced a stroke a couple of days prior. The acquaintance was telling me how lucky their spouse had been because it could have been so much worse. I said, “Has nothing to do with luck.” He looked at me with skepticism. And I said, “It is prayer.” He gave me a strong negative wave of his hand with an added facial grimace and my insides went, “ouch” and I thought well I had better stay away from that subject. What a wimp I am!!!! Would I have made a hole in the roof in order to lower the paralyzed man on a mat and place him right in front of Jesus? Good question for all of us to ask ourselves. Am I a Prayer Warrior or a Prayer Wimp?
I desire to find a way where there is no way, but will I live it? Need to keep that one right in front of my face.
Bless Your Heart,