Posted by Pastor John Lewis on February 17, 2016
Have you ever wished that some situation in your life could change? Would you believe me if I told you there is a powerful way to help change your situation? Tony Campolo tells about a time that he drove to Valley Forge, PA, where he was to be the featured speaker at the college there. A few minutes before he was to speak several men took him into a back room & began to pray for him, that God would bless him & use his speech to accomplish His will. While they were praying, one man also prayed, "And Lord, about Burt Harris. Lord, Burt Harris needs you badly. He lives in that trailer down the street & he is considering leaving his wife & family. Lord, if you could just get through to Burt Harris...that would be great. Please, Lord.” And then he went on with his prayer. Listening as the man prayed, Tony thought, "It’s strange that he should pray that here.” Soon the prayers were finished & Tony went out & made his speech to what proved to be a very appreciative audience. After finishing, Tony got into his car & started toward home. But just at the edge of town he came upon a hitchhiker. He said that he doesn’t usually pick up hitchhikers, but for some reason he decided to pull over & pick the man up. The man got into the car, & as they headed toward the highway Tony asked his name. The man said, "Burt Harris". Immediately, Tony stopped the car, turned it around & headed the opposite direction. The man stared at him & said, "What are you doing?” Tony said, "I am taking you back to your wife & family whom you are trying to leave.” The man turned white! He never said another word - just sat speechless as Tony drove him straight to his trailer. At that, the man asked, "How do you know where I live?” Tony answered, "God told me.” (In a way He really had.) Tony ended the story, saying, "I took this guy inside his home & God did the rest. The family & marriage was restored. Come join us tomorrow night for the movie “War Room”. It is an amazing movie about the power of prayer. 6pm at the Court Street building 23 Court Street, Hamilton, Ohio. $10.00 a person. Tickets at the door. Right now we have close to 100 people coming! Come be with us!Scripture: Hebrews 4:16 16 Let us therefore come boldly to the throne of grace, that we may obtain mercy and find grace to help in time of need.
Prayer: Lord, help me to become a person that prays. Amen.
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