I Got This
|“First of all, then, I urge that supplications, prayers, intercessions, and thanksgivings be made for all people.” I Timothy 2:1|
A few years back there was a cardboard sign floating around that said “Pray First”. This sign could be found at work stations, water fountains and in the mail room. I will be the first to admit that I’m not always a “Pray First” kind of guy.
I think back to a conversation I was having with my buddy Ed as we were strategizing how we would be handling the imminent snow storm heading our way. We had a major event planned for the day and the thought of all these people coming safely on the property caused me to react with a “can do” response.
I was assuring Ed that our equipment was ready and we had plenty of man power to handle the storm. Then he asked “what if the people cancel and don’t come”? Oh, well I do know, said me…
As we stood there scratching our heads we felt a pair of hands on our shoulders as our friend and coworker Dave cradled us in and began to pray. He brought us into the presence of the One who can do all things and works all things together for good. We immediately felt a calm as we realized our priorities were off. I remember questioning myself as I walked away, “Why didn’t I think of that”.
Now I’m not saying I didn’t prepare, but I am saying that when we “Pray First” and believe, the task at hand became a less burdensome chore. Instead, I was now an employee of Jesus.
David’s prayer was an effective and fervent prayer that unleashed the “Grace of God”. The storm missed us and we had a successful event. I thank God for men like David, who remind us to Go to our heavenly Father first.
So, I hope after reading this, before you out the door to go do whatever it is that you do, to “Pray First”. I think I’ll go look for one of those ”Pray First” signs and post it where I can be reminded to do “first things first”. Rob Russomano serves on the staff of America’s Keswick and is a graduate of the Colony of Mercy. He is a weekly Freedom Fighter blogger
Quote of the day: The best gift a father can give to his children is the gift of himself-his time. For material things mean little if there is not someone to share them with. Neil Strait
Verse to Memorize: “Therefore, my beloved brothers, be steadfast, immovable, always abounding in the work of the Lord, knowing that in the Lord your labor is not in vain.” 1 Corinthians 15:58