So, I know it’s been eons since you last saw a blog post from me. Let’s not blame it on time and procrastination, let’s blame it on the fact that I’ve allowed procrastination become a part of me but this second half of the year, I’m taking doing away with it. Amen!
So, the Holy Spirit has actually dropped this one in my heart to be shared for about 3 months now and guess what? Your baby girl has been procrastinating.
I’ll start by asking this simple but yet important question. Have you ever been led to pray for someone?
If yes, how did you feel about it and is it something you would consider yourself to keep doing?
If no, that’s understandable but is it something you feel you should do and would you be trying it out?
It’s important as humans and Christians that we take time to shift the focus off of ourselves and intercede for someone.
So, a few years ago, I was a part of a bridal train and the bride who happened to be a Christian sister as from church has this imbalance with her legs. I became deeply concerned, wondering how she would carry a child; take care of the child etc. So many thoughts kept coming to my mind and I was deeply troubled for her.
On one of those days when I was pondering on her case, the Holy Spirit put it in my heart to intercede for her, and I did that.
Maybe not consistently, but I made sure I whispered a word of prayer to God on her behalf, I kept at it. There were even times I’d see a pregnant woman and she would come to my mind and I’ll just smile and imagine that she was the one.
Fast forward to one Wednesday, I saw her in church and we got talking and she told me she was pregnant, I couldn’t contain my joy even though I knew as it was becoming obvious but common sense makes us know we mustn’t say all that we see. I can’t remember what brought about our discussion later on and she told me about how she had undergo a surgery that almost took her life and the doctor told her she wouldn’t bear children and all that ‘the doctor said’ and there she was, standing right in front of me pregnant with her now two years old son. Let me tell you something, she is expecting baby number two. You never know what impact your prayer is making until the results begin to manifest.
In 2019, I was battling depression for three months plus and you know, I couldn’t pinpoint what was actually wrong, but I suddenly became so sad and unhappy and angry and upset with life. It got so bad to a point that the devil started putting suicidal thoughts in my head.
And all the while I didn’t know people were watching or so observant of my mood change because in my church I was the ‘life of the party’. You could never see me unhappy or sad.
So, this amazing brother in church who I didn’t even know was so observant on the sudden mood change from Nicole started interceding for me without my knowledge, and gradually when I started returning back to my usual self.
Now, I didn’t know what was happening but the good thing about it was that, I knew I had a lot of support around me.
One Sunday morning in church, Pastor says he’ll like a few people to come out and give a testimony about something God did for them, this brother comes out, we are all expecting to hear what God did for him and he says He is just so thankful to God that I was back to my normal self, I just stayed in my seat and was crying.
You know, you never know how God would use to impact the life of another even without your knowledge or their knowledge but it is important to know that if He has put it in your heart, it’s because He sees a result from your intercession.
Lately, in church, we’re being admonished to pray for lost souls, everyone in need of a miracle and even for our country, Nigeria.
Truth is, inasmuch as we may seem to get weary of the constant intercession for the nations of the world, it is the best we can do while those in the place of power would do what deem fit. Our prayers aren’t to encourage them to keep doing the evil they’ve been at. Our prayer of intercession is mainly because we know and trust that God alone has the power to turn their hearts around because, like my Pastor would say, evil will always prevail where good men do nothing.
(Read Exodus 9:12)
Who are the good men? You and I. We are the ones standing in the gap, the gap of intercession praying for the rest of the world.
You’ve been led to intercede for someone or something; do not think twice about it because you could even be saving a life by doing so.
Till you come across my next blog post,