Is any one of you in trouble? He should pray. Is anyone happy? Let him sing songs of praise. James 5:13
ACFW conference, the ground-floor halls had little groups all through them. Some chatting, other’s laughing.
Many praying. Especially near the end of the hallway where the meeting rooms for the editors and agents were.Last week at the
And I did my share.
I’m not sure what’s been happening to me lately. Not one to normally pray out loud, that tendency is changing. Over the last year, I’ve prayed with people over the phone, with a perfect stranger in the grocery store, and with people I barely know at church events and ball games. And you can bet I pulled a few folks together more than once last week to pray over our meetings or someone who had heavy stress.
I guess it’s because I’ve seen God’s handiwork through specific answered prayers. Down to details He’s answered and confirmed that He’s there. What a wonder.
Of course He already knows what I need before I say it, but when I pray, I submit to His power and authority. I place myself in His hands and make my request. When He answers so clearly, especially when the answer is a yes, it gives me double reason to rejoice. First because I received the answer I wanted, and second because HE gave it to me!
So weeks before this conference, I started my writing voyage with a group of people committed to praying for me. In the days before the conference, I clarified my goals – specific and God-focused – and prayed over them. And during the conference I looked for ways to share the blessings. How cool it was to feel His presence and see His light on so many faces!
In all things – pray, wait, seek. And be at peace knowing that He hears, acts, and reveals – in His time.