If you read yesterday's Life with Lynnie (LwL) entry, you'll know that right in the middle of the bar area of Average Joe's restaurant and bar, I prayed with a young woman, who cried and cried over how painful her life was.
Truly, it was shocking to me that this happened, for when does this happen, usually? Never, to my knowledge! But, then again, I don't make a habit of hanging out in places like this, so I suppose I couldn't really say for sure.
In any case, after J left, our own group dwindled. People decided to leave, but JB, M and I stayed on.
From over at the bar area, we could hear fellows talking about my book Love Never Fails You... One fellow kept looking at the bookmark, handling it like it was made of delicate glass.
This fellow could be overheard telling his cronies that he truly was going to get a copy of my book, because his life was a mess.
Others joined into his conversation, each saying things about their lives that were upsetting to them.
It was then, that a thought occurred to me. I realized that probably everyone in that place, was there because they were sad, lonely or depressed. It seemed that each wanted to be able to spend time away from whatever alienated them from their normal life routines.
Silently, I prayed. For each person.
It made me sad to realize that while I sit at home looking at four (4) walls, feeling sad about my own life, there are those who go and drown their sorrows in alcoholic beverages, with whoever they can find who also hangs out in places like the one we were at.
Of course, I know I will probably never see the results of my prayer, even though I planted seeds for Christ for each person, there.
But, those seeds I planted, by talking to people and praying for them, I know God will water. He is the person who will bring fruit into the lives of each of these lost souls.
I have no doubt that Jesus loves each of those people. I believe God will draw close to Him, those He means to save. If I get to see this happen at some point in my life, it will be a bonus.
I didn't do what I did for praise, or glory. All praise and glory goes to Him. Our Great Physician, for whom all things are possible. Our Lord, who will never stop saving people, until He decides time is up.
As I left Average Joe's, JB walked me to the door near my van.
He hugged me as we said our goodbyes. Again, he told me that he had never before seen such an amazing thing happen. He reminded me that while I was hugging and praying for J, he could see her face. He witnessed the pain, the sorrow, the heartbreak of her soul, pouring out of her.
Once again, he commented that she has no idea what God has in store for her! Praise God for this!
By the way, a few days later, I had lunch with JB at my favourite Italian restaurant, Franco's. While we spoke of many things, he made it clear to me, that he would never, ever forget what happened at Karaoke that night. And, he reminded me that God will continue to work in mysterious ways, in the lives of those who love Him.
Do you love Him? Do you love God? Do you love Jesus? If you need to discuss this, please feel free to contact me. I'd love to hear from you.
Always remember that I love John 3:16 and Acts 16:31 of the New Testament portion of God's Word, the Bible. Please read these verses for yourself.
Until next time...
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