2015-02-06 - Just Do It
Imagine my son, with a friend over for the day. If the friend stated that he was thirsty or hungry, my son would naturally come to me right away, and ask for some cold drinks.
I don't think either of my boys would hesitate to ask me for something, if a friend was over and needed it. It would be absurd to think he'd say that he'd add it to a list of things to talk to me about later.
But don't we do that with God? Prayer is a conversation with God. It should be like a dad and child. It should come naturally and immediately.
Pray continually… Do not quench the Spirit. (1 Thessalonians 5:17,19)
The next time a friend has a need, don't just say, "I'll be praying for you." Instead say, "Let's pray now."
Let the Holy Spirit go to work right away. You may just be surprised to see how quickly he answers, as just your words may be the ones the friend-in-need needs to hear.
All scripture references from NIV (New International Version) unless otherwise noted