Gail Rodgers Sharing the Journey

Growing My Faith Part 02 - Be Alert

She hadn’t called me for sometime now. She was often on my mind. I thought I should call her… maybe later. We are both busy women so I passed it off. We would eventually catch up with each other.

When we did I discovered she had been going through a hard time. She had often felt very alone in it. Yes, she could have called me but most of us simply don’t reach out when we are down. It was God’s spirit nudging me to get in touch with her.

God spoke to my heart through His Word.

“... be alert and always keep on praying for all the saints.” Ephesians 6:18

You and I are built for relationship and community. It is part of who we are especially as Christians. Ask God today to make your spirit sensitive to His Holy Spirit as you go through your day. Ask Him to keep you alert to who needs your prayers today. Be bold in offering to pray with and for others. Be alert to the nudging in your spirit to make that call and connect with who He is bringing to your mind.

Praying for one another and watching for God’s answer builds us up in our faith as we encourage each other to trust our God.

Prayer is the greatest privilege we have and it is the most powerful tool we can use. It is the deepest source of satisfaction as we see God work in answer to our heart’s cry.

Be alert today. Ask God who He wants to touch through your prayers. You will be encouraged yourself as you pray for someone else.

prayer & reflection

Father God,
Make my heart sensitive to the nudging of Your Holy Spirit today. May I be one who lifts others before your throne of grace to find mercy and help in their time of need. Thank you for this powerful connection we have with You, our almighty God!
In Jesus’ name I pray, Amen.