I awoke yesterday morning to a text from my “spiritual” daughter that she was being transported to the hospital. She asked me to pray.
For almost a year, she and I have been contending for her health. We have declared and rebuked. So yesterday, when she texted, my heart was faint. I could not pray. I had no words. I could not declare or offer words of wisdom. So I simply prayed in the Spirit.
I texted another friend to reschedule our coffee date, as I prepared to go to the hospital. My friend called me. I didn’t tell her of my lapse in faith but somehow she knew.
She prayed the prayers I had no faith to pray. She contended for my daughter when I couldn’t. She then reminded me of my authority in Christ.
Sometimes when you have been in the battle for a long time, you may get weary. It’s okay. God will send people your way to stand with you, to hold up your hands, to support you. This is not an indication of your weakness. Quite the contrary. It is an indication of God’s great design.
We were created to be in communion. We were created to be interdependent. That is why he has designated us the “Body of Christ.”
Don’t allow the enemy to isolate you. Stay connected to the Body. A severed limb, looses the blood flow.
Don’t allow pride to convince you that you can do this on your own. You can’t. We need each other. There are no bonus points in Heaven for doing this life by yourself. Receive a helping hand when offered.
“If one part suffers, all the parts suffer with it, and if one part is honored, all the parts are glad. All of you together are Christ’s body, and each of you is a part of it.”
1 Corinthians 12:26-27 NLT
PS: My “spiritual” daughter was released from the hospital yesterday. We are still waiting for a final diagnosis but are believing for complete healing. Thank you for your prayers.