The Word of God was active, living, powerful yesterday.
SHARPER than any two-edged sword.
PIERCING soul and spirit.
DISCERNING the thoughts and intents of the heart.
And it started with a knock at my door yesterday in the midst of the Noreaster we were having. Someone needed prayer.
As she began sharing her heart, I sat there a little stunned.
What she was "confessing" to me, was the same EXACT thing I was struggling with. EXACTLY. It had to do with our attitudes about the same EXACT thing.
Was God toying with me? What's going on here?
I was so tempted to be spiritual. After all, she sought me to pray for her. Didn't I owe it to her to be spiritual? Isn't that why God sent her to me - so I could minister to her?
But, in a moment's time, I "confessed" right back to her. Her surprised look made me feel like I did the wrong thing by exposing myself. I sat there thinking she's thinking, "Oh, great! How can she help me?"
But, that was the devil's lie. We both sat there in a moment of silence, looking into each other's eyes. In that moment, God had us. The two of us. He sliced us both with the Sword of His Word.
We laughed with joy. We, truly, were both so grateful to the other for our "confessions".
And the burden of what we both were struggling with lifted from the two of us - simultaneously.
We didn't even need to pray long. We said quick prayers and praised God for the trust between us; for His work in the both of us.
Confess your trespasses to one another, and pray for one another, that you may be healed. ~ James 5:16
That is why God sent her to me.
He knew I needed The Sword turned in on ME!
That I might be healed.
And that she, too, would be healed.
I love when I see Scriptures active in my life, and I praise God for His Divine knock at my door!
Because of Him and Unto Him,