Wednesday is for Prayer
I don’t want this blog to be about politics. But the healthcare debate raised some important issues about the state of our hearts in the body of Christ. I’m one who thinks the nation has taken a significant miss-step in the healthcare bill just passed. I have friends that disagree. They think it is a picture of the nation coming of age in regard to responsibility for the poor.
Let’s leave those issues for my other blog (http://chosenrebel.blogspot.com).
But here’s a test for both sides of the debate.
Have you been more agitated by the debate over healthcare than you have about the people around you who need not only the gospel’s transformative influence on culture but the gospel message itself? Have you prayed more for the healthcare bill’s defeat or success than you have for your opportunities to proclaim the gospel of the Kingdom of God and the need for repentance and faith in Christ?
Do you pray with any passion for your neighbors soul? Do you care in any tangible way for the sorrow and pains of their experience? Do you pray and act toward them on the basis of your faith? Are you more agitated about losing personal freedom than you are that your neighbor might be heading for a Christ-less eternity? For me these are convicting questions. Questions that are forcing me to reflect on the shallowness of my own soul and which in turn forces me to my knees in prayer and repentance. Join me.
Let’s ask the Lord of the harvest to inflame our hearts with a passion for people, soul and body, now and for eternity.
Join the 10:2 Virus.
What is that? All around the world people are setting their alarms and watches and smart phones and PDAs, stopping at 10:02 AM to pray Luke 10:2. Look it up and then do it. And then become part of the answer to your own prayer.