Encouragement on Chemo Day! Church at Einstein Bagels!

Thursday night, following a day of chemotherapy, I received the following message from a Facebook friend…a friend whom I have never met in real life, I might add.

Greg, I just wanted to share a story with you.

I thought of you today, even though we have never met. I have read your stories about listening to God when he prompts you to act. I’ve struggled with that and ignored it many times. Cause let’s be honest. Sometimes it’s just awkward.

I have twin grand baby boys that are in the hospital with RSV and one has pneumonia. It’s a scary time because they are preemies. Although if you see their pics you can see that they have not missed any meals.

I am here in Texas helping my son and DIL with the babies. This morning I was at Einstein bagel waiting on my order. I saw a big group of men and as I walked by I heard one of them saying something about scripture. I feel like God told me to ask them to pray for Beau and Bennett. But I was like Lord that is super awkward. Why are you asking me to do this?

Keeping in mind I am new to this I was struggling. I looked over and there were 3 women at a table with their bibles out. I feel like God was like ok…how about them!?

I’m like ok Lord I can do this. I walked to their table and admitted how awkward I felt. But I felt like the Lord led me to them. I told them our situation and they offered me a seat and we held hands and they prayed for my precious babies.

I just wanted you to know this. I am wanting so much to be obedient and respond when prompted. Those ladies were so gracious and loving. The prayer they prayed gave me so much peace that our Heavenly Father loves us and is victorious in all things!

Friends, when was the last time you were interrupted by God to do anything? Prior to cancer I do not recall a single time I acted in obedience to the prompting of the Holy Spirit and that is because I was always moving too fast.

The fact is, God is offering you and me an opportunity to join Him on an adventure of a lifetime. Whether it is praying for someone, asking others to pray for you, buying someone a coffee or a beer or whatever?

Yes, it will be awkward at first, but when God prompts allow me to encourage you to do what He asks. When He does this He is inviting you to join Him in life that is truly life. I have discovered He is not a kill joy, He wants what’s best for us and in living this way I have never been more alive.

Join my new friend and me on our quest to follow Jesus and the prompting of the Holy Spirit and, if you will, lift a prayer for her grandbabies, Beau and Bennett.

Amen.

The thief comes only to steal and kill and destroy; I have come that they may have life, and have it in abundance.

Jesus of Nazareth

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