Good Monday Morning to this week 15 of 2019
Thinking about the Memorial season, the 100 days of mourning starting, remembering the terrible genocide in Rwanda I started thinking about prayer. What would these 25 years looked like, if it weren’t for the prayer of millions?
Throughout history, faithful followers of Jesus have continually lifted the cries of their heart to the Father, screaming out at injustice, acting as a voice for the voiceless and selflessly interceding for those in need.
These little prayers may well have felt like drops in the ocean to those who prayed them, but these prayers make an impact that echoes throughout the generations, inspires others in their walk with God and led to revolutions of the move of the Spirit across the world. As Oswald Chambers wrote, “Prayer does not equip us for greater works—prayer is the greater work.”
Christ with me,
Christ before me,
Christ behind me,
Christ in me,
Christ beneath me,
Christ above me,
Christ on my right,
Christ on my left,
Christ when I lie down,
Christ when I sit down,
Christ when I arise,
Christ in the heart of every man who thinks of me,
Christ in the mouth of everyone who speaks of me,
Christ in every eye that sees me,
Christ in every ear that hears me.
If you are kind, people may accuse you of selfish, ulterior motives.
Be kind anyway.
If you are successful, you will win some unfaithful friends
and some genuine enemies.
If you are honest and sincere people may deceive you.
Be honest and sincere anyway.
What you spend years creating, others could destroy overnight.
If you find serenity and happiness, some may be jealous.
Be happy anyway.
The good you do today, will often be forgotten.
Do good anyway.
Give the best you have, and it will never be enough.
Give your best anyway.In the final analysis, it is between you and God.
It was never between you and them anyway.
Clutching her father’s rosary beads and a Bible, Immaculee, a Rwandan genocide survivor, hid in a tiny bathroom with seven women, imagining the fate that awaited her family and friends being hunted down during the Rwandan genocide.
She prayed in faith and with a gentle whisper from the Holy Spirit :
“Remember me from the bathroom?”
Close your eyes. Impact eternity.
Wishing you a blessed week!