Monday, September 13, 2010
Do You Pray For Your Readers?
Those of us who write find ourselves praying for more readers. After all, if you’re going to take the time to say something, you want lots of people to read it. Right?
But is that really what we should be praying for?
The other night, I couldn’t sleep. I was restless, but I wasn’t upset or worried about anything. So I prayed, ok God, this is usually when you are trying to tell me something. So what is it?
Then, in the midst of my fog, I heard God speak to my heart.
“Do you pray for your readers?”
Wow. A light bulb went off. I had been missing out on a golden opportunity – praying for the people who are reading this right here and right now. Sure, more readers are great. But what about the people who God has already put in my life?
Sometimes, we're so busy thinking about what's next -- looking miles and miles down the road -- that God plops a stop sign right in front of us. I'm known to drive a little too fast, so I'm thankful He goes out of his way to put the brakes on and get my attention.
If you’re reading this, please know that I’m praying for you. I promise. God told me to do it!
The next time you can’t sleep, ask God what He might be saying. He might be trying to slow you down. And you just might hear something.