“Instantly Jesus reached out His hand and caught and held him, saying to him, ‘O you of little faith, why did you doubt?” ~Matthew 14:31 (Amplified)
As I was about to pack up, the lady came and offered me coffee. At first I said no, and after realising that I missed my second cup of coffee because of my appointment, I agreed. She happily left and made the coffee. Again God said to me, pray with her. And again I ignored His voice…because what if it is only one of the many voices in my own head telling me to do this?
“I assure you, most solemnly I tell you, if anyone steadfastly believes in Me, he will himself be able to do the things that I do.” ~John 14:12
“The Lord is my Shepherd (to feed, guide, and shield me), I shall not lack. He makes me lie down in fresh, tender green pastures; He leads me beside the still and restful waters. He refreshes and restores my life (my self); He leads me in the paths of righteousness for His Name’s sake. Yes, though I walk through the deep, sunless valley of the shadow of death, I will fear or dread no evil, for You are with me; Your rod (to protect) and Your staff (to guide), they comfort me. You prepare a table before me in the presence of my enemies. You anoint my head with oil; my cup runs over! Surely only goodness, mercy, and unfailing love shall follow me all the days of my life, and through the length of my days the house of the Lord (and His presence) shall be my dwelling place.” ~Psalm 23 (Amplified)
As we were praying this, I realized that this lady knew all the words. It came like she said it every day, as if she reminded herself about God’s great promises unceasingly. Tears started flowing down my cheeks, because I knew this prayer had more meaning than what I could ever imagine! Here I was standing next to a total stranger, praying together, and just sensing the presence of God. Feeling His love shining out of this beautiful person standing next to me. Experiencing His Spirit so intensely that I couldn't even talk! Realizing why God wanted me to pray with her.
Sometimes God sends us to people, not because they need us, but because we need to see and feel His presence, and because we need to strengthen our own faith and not theirs!
May you all experience God’s love and blessing!