Monday, January 11, 2010

Get your prayin' on!

This morning I was up early to pick up my little grandson and take him to school and then off to start my usual swim and exercise class at the Y. Sometimes I jump out of bed to go and other times I drag out of bed and talk myself into going. Today was a "drag myself day". When I got there I looked for my friend, she arrives early and usually has lifted her weights and done a few laps before I even get out of the locker room. She is always ready and today was no exception.

Another friend seemed down about her weight, she asked us to pray for her. Well, she actually said, "would you girlfriends get your prayin' on about me". My friend looked at me and suddenly burst out, "hey, that's a great idea, let's pray right now for each other". Before I knew it there we were in the middle of the YMCA pool holding hands and praying that the Lord would make our bodies strong for His service, not a Madison/5th Avenue magazine look but for the Lord's service. Asking that He would bless us and add strength to our bodies to continue the good work He had for us. Now please get the full picture I don't mean some little sweet demeanor prayer, I mean a full AMEN, THANK YOU, JESUS PRAYER! This women meant business and she didn't care who was around. She was unashamed of the gospel of Jesus Christ and the word of God was living and thriving in her!

We finished praying and continued to swim and exercise. We continued as if nothing out of the ordinary happened. Like we always stand in the pool, hold hands and pray. Like that was part of our routine of exercises. When we finished praying she didn't look around to see if anyone was looking she just said, "now there we go we ask Him and He will do it". I mean completely normal. Do you understand? As I swam my heart was smiling as to what had just happened. Her words rang in my ears, "now there we go, we ask Him and He will do it". She was getting her prayin' on!

There wasn't a concern about what the outward look was. She just wanted to make sure we had strong, able bodies to carry out the Lord's work he had prepared for us. The only way she knew was to go to the one who made our bodies and ask Him. Then she entrusted the outcome to Him. She knew he would act, she knew he had heard...she knew Him.

She had her prayin' on! What about you girlfriend, "you got your prayin' on?"

I Thessalonians 5:24
The one who calls you is faithful and He will do it.

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