That’s Why I Praise Him

I need my prayer warriors to get on their knees for my father-in-law. I’m limited in what I can share, but I’ve been given permission to ask you to pray. Your prayer position is purely your choice. I merely write “on your knees” to illustrate the intensity I ask you to pray. He has bacterial meningitis, and our Father can take it away. I’m not just asking our God to help David. I’m asking Him to spare him and restore him completely so he can take my daughter to see he Cubs play baseball and the Vols play football. I also want him to see her graduate high school, college, get married and have children. He also models Jesus Christ to everyone he talks to, and he has so much more pastoring to do before he leaves this life. I realize this may not be God’s will, but it is my will. I always pray God’s will on earth as it is in heaven even when I pray my will. That goes without saying. We question God all day long. That’s God’s will. That’s why we can approach Him at anytime with any request. His will is accomplished because He is God.

There is nothing we cannot ask our Creator to act upon. Miracles continue to happen because the Greek word for miracle means sign, and signs of God are proof in an unbelieving world that He is present in life and death. We are finite creatures that are dependent upon the Father, and there is nothing we think, say or do that He does not know about. He’s all knowing, all powerful and all present meaning there isn’t a square foot or square mile He cannot occupy.

I don’t know what the end result of this is going to be, but I serve and worship the One who does. My prayer is that David will live to see 100 years old, and I’ve already been praying that for weeks now. God is able to make that happen. I cannot make that happen. Not even the doctors, nurses and therapists can will that because even in the knowledge and skill God has given them they cannot resurrect the dead. Yahweh has raised the dead countless times, and to say He cannot heal David is a lie from Satan. That’s not melodramatic. That’s fact.

David may not make it the way I’m praying he will. I might be writing about his life in retrospect, but today is not that day. I’ll be next to him in a few hours, and you can guarantee my prayer for angels and the Father to be in that room will be especially intense. I don’t think I’ll see them, but I’m more than open to that happening. I live by faith, so I’m content in my current form not to see them, but that’s not the point. The point is they are here, and the Father is always near, and to borrow song lyrics that’s why I praise Him, that’s why I sing, that’s why I offer Him my everything. I will never cease offering prayers to the One who knit me together in my mother’s womb.

This prayer I’ve been offering on David’s behalf for over 2 months is one of thousands I’ve offered over my life. It will not be the last because the new earth is not here yet.

And until then I will continue to pray to my Father for my will and His will to align. They oppose each other sometimes, but He doesn’t need my approval to do what He’s been doing long before I was here.

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