Living a Life That Counts
The longtime missionary to Zaire is still living today and loves to tell this story. "A mother at our mission station died after giving birth to a premature baby. We tried to improvise an incubator to keep the infant alive, but the only hot water bottle we had was beyond repair.
So we asked the children to pray for the baby and for her sister. One of the girls responded, 'Dear God, please send a hot water bottle today.
Tomorrow will be too late because by then the baby will be dead. And dear Lord, send a doll for the sister so she won't feel so lonely.' That afternoon a large package arrived from England. The children watched eagerly as we opened it.
Much to their surprise, under some clothing was a hot water bottle! Immediately the girl who had prayed so earnestly started to dig deeper, exclaiming, 'If God sent that, I'm sure He also sent a doll!'
And she was right! The heavenly Father knew in advance of that child's sincere requests, and 5 months earlier He had led a ladies' group to include both of those specific articles
God answers prayer today like He did in Hezekiah's time. If you have a need bring it to the Lord in Prayer, he wants to hear your needs and he wants you to trust Him for the answer, there is Power in Prayer.
When we look at this 28 word prayer of Hezekiah we see prayer has the ability to add much needed things to our lives. And friend if God can extend your life then the Lord can handle any problem you will face.
Just when things seemed bleak, hopeless---final in Hezekiah life, things turned completely around in a matter of moments. Not due to a meeting of intercessors. Not because the pastor put oil on his forehead. Not because his mother was prostrate all night on his behalf.
No, it was because Hezekiah boldly went to the Father and PRAYED FOR HIMSELF.
Hezekiah was 39 years old and in the fourteenth year of his reign. He had reversed the idolatrous careers of ...
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