The Cream of the Crop!©
Written by Danny D. Bunn,B.A. (Born-Again believer in the Lord
A spiritual war is going on
On the other side of town, Clyde is praying for Joe and
Cindy. He knows by the conversations that they have been having
and the word of God that has been going forth that Joe is under
conviction. Clyde would love to see them in the family of God and
he knows that God would love it even more. The verse came to
Clyde's mind, 'For God so loved...." During this thought, Cindy
comes rushing into her house, "Joe, Joe, I'm home." Joe runs out
of the kitchen to greet her. She says, "Joe, God is so wonderful.
I just know that his hand was in what happened today. Look at
this pamphlet that I was reading in the car. It had a title that
caught my attention, 'Smile, Love is Here!' I said to myself, all
the junk going on in this country and that long haired guy gives
me something like this.
Then I open it up and it is discussing John 3:16 in detail. Listen
to this Joe, it starts out by saying, 'One of the most well known
verses in the Bible isn't really even known in a small degree by most.
Let's read it and discuss it. It's John 3:16'. I am thinking that is the
verse that you were reading to me the other day and you said that you
learned it as a child. I kept reading the pamphlet and he went on to talk
about who God is, what love is, who were the ones that he loved, what
they prompted him to do and what happens to those who believe. He
even had a prayer at the end and said if you prayed a prayer
something to this effect and meant it then you are now saved. My
mind went to you when you told me Clyde told you that it doesn't
have to be some certain set of words for salvation to come about
in a person's life, it is the heart that God looks at and the
mouth will line up with the heart. Joe, I want this Jesus, this
God!" "So do I babe!"
They bend down on their knees to the LORD God of heaven and earth
and they each say a prayer to the LORD. Joe speaks first, "God, I don't
have all the answers, I don't even have many of the answers but I know
this much that you are the Answer and I ask you to forgive me for my lifestyle,
my rebellion and forgive me Jesus. I ask you into my heart. Amen."
Cindy jumps right in. "God, I am tickled pink that you love us so
much. I can't comprehend all the things that you have been
bringing together lately. I thank you for being there today on
the street. I thank you for that guy you sent my way and the help
he provided but more than the tire, I thank you for this
pamphlet. LORD, I ask you to forgive me for the sin in my life,
Jesus I thank you cause for some reason I know that you hear. My
life is yours! Amen!" Fast, simple and not even the prayer in the
pamphlet but it worked. They were children of God, his son and
his daughter now.
Meanwhile back on the other side of town, Clyde
is closing his prayer, "And Jesus I thank you that you are
working in their midst. I praise you for the things that you are
doing right this minute. I bless you that you are drawing,
convicting, calling them by your Spirit. I can't thank you enough
that you loved them even when they have laughed at you, spurned
your holy name, and spit on you too by their life styles yet you
are still giving them another chance. In the blessed name of
Jesus. Amen!" Clyde gets off his knees. He is hyped for the
things that he sees the Lord doing in the lives of those around
him. He serves a risen Saviour and he makes no bones about it.
Also at another section on the out skirts of town, a long-haired
guy is praying for the girl who had a flat tire today and he is
lifting her up to the one and only God that he has served for
years. Yes, he too was lifting up this girl, another person whom
Jesus died for. He prays that her eyes might be opened to behold
the wondrous love of God and he fervently prayed that she would
read that entire pamphlet all the way through, knowing that God
would back his word up that was within it. He remembered the fear
he saw on her face when he went to the car door to ask for the
keys to check the trunk for a spare. He wanted to tell her that
she could stay at his place while he was gone to fix the tire but
he knew that it would be useless to even bring it up, knowing
that he had to walk to the gas station since his truck was out of
order at the moment. He knew that she would be sitting in the car
awhile. He finishes praying and thanks the Lord for the things
that are being done in the spiritual realm at this very moment.
He knows that God wants us praying in faith. He then goes to his
computer to share life with others on the Net and the local
Joe says, "You know honey, Clyde was telling me about how
others are used by the Almighty God to bring people into his
kingdom and how he works through the prayers of his people, their
ministering life to others, by putting forth his holy word, etc.
I wonder if there are others praying for us right now! I wonder?"