Do not be anxious about anything, but in every situation, by prayer and petition, with thanksgiving, present your requests to God. Philippians 4:6
Do you ever feel that you are paddling up stream? You pray but things don't quite turn out the way you hoped. Nay sayers say "why bother."
Recently I had what some would call an accidental encounter on text messaging with a stranger who had a number that used to be assigned to a Christian prayer sister of mine in Colorado. I texted a prayer request and this atheist who received it let me have it. I was called stupid, unthinking, idiot and a couple cuss words. Wow kind of sounds like Jesus being beat up in a way.
I saw this not as an accident but as an opportunity to plant a seed for Christ. I did not get angry or spit bad ugly things. I said something to this individual I had heard the pastor say on Easter Sunday and that was "Earth is as close as you will ever get to heaven." The individual responded berating me again. I stood firm and told them not to email again unless I could tell them how to ask Jesus into their heart. Do you believe God is real or are you like this individual who thought Christians were loony? Jesus is the way and the only way.
What do you need to do to believe or if you already believe what can you do to spread this belief to others?
PRAYER: Lord when I pray to be used by You like I have many times recently, help me be ready for what you bring my way. I know you can strengthen me to say and do the right thing.in Jesus' name. Amen.