The Lord Put You On My Heart
The Lord Put You On My Heart
You know what? A very dear friend sent me a beautiful card last week.
So today after church I went up to thank her and she told me
something I’ve heard at least a few dozen times in my life; she said
“The Lord put you on my mind”.
I couldn’t help but to realize at that moment what an incredible
blessing it was to know that my God shares His concern and caring for
me with my sisters and brothers in Christ. The Holy Spirit solicits
others of like mind to lift us up before the Father…talk about networking!
And likewise, to have the Holy Spirit choose you and me to engage in
spiritual warfare for one another as soldiers of the Cross – to be
called upon to support in prayer those who may not be able or have the
heart to pray for themselves. Or maybe in a preemptive strike the
Holy Spirit joins us together in intercession to strengthen a fellow
Christ follower before the Evil One can get to him.
Two things are demonstrated here. That God wants us involved in His
work among the people of God and that there is a spiritual battle for
which we are only sensing the need for God to act; our obedient act is
to request divine intervention. We may not even have any knowledge of
what to pray for but the burden cannot be ignored.
The mystery of prayer boggles my mind. It isn’t like a long distance
phone call; that I can grasp. But prayer is a reach into another
dimension which is beyond our understanding. But from that “other”
dimension comes a voice that speaks to the heart of the believer
“someone needs you to pray for them” or send them a card or call them
or just shoot them an email; something for the spiritual betterment of
one whom God alone may see the need.
We have a prayer chain through our church and when the call goes out
the links of that chain stretch far and wide and often connect to
other chains and a chorus of prayer goes up and God hears and responds
as is fitting within His will.
We are on God’s prayer chain. God Himself utilizes the same powerful
tool that He instructs us to invoke where our spirits seem to join
with His to accomplish His great will.
God put you on my mind today! Such a simple, comforting phrase but
such an amazing message. God, the creator of the universe, is going
around talking about me. ME!! Sharing my burdens with a fellow
sojourner in this foreign land. A text message from the heart of God
to the heart of His servant “Tim needs your prayers today!”
If you are hurting and cannot talk to a soul about it, let God put you
on someone’s heart. Pray that He would do that for you.
I had a deep heartache that just wouldn’t go away several years back.
I went to my pastor and asked him to pray for me. He prayed then and
there that God would give me a word to guide me. I went on to work
and I wasn’t there fifteen minutes when a Christian Brother walked up
and said “The Lord wants me to tell you…” and I had my answer. It’s
not always that fast or that simple but it’s true and He listens and
He enlists other to take part in your needs.
Pray believing, and listen, He just might have someone for you to pray
for; in fact I’m sure He does.