Thursday, 15 April 2010

The Power of Desperation

"Pray without ceasing." 1 Thessalonians: 17
My mother had a procedure done recently at the hospital, which required her to be still. She said before the procedure, she was worried about coughing which could have been a disaster. So she prayed fervently that she wouldn't cough. She said throughout the procedure she didn't get any urge to cough and remained perfectly still.

"That's great, mum!" I said. "But if you can pray for God to stop your coughing, why don't you pray for Him to just heal you?"

"You've got a point!" she said.

"I think it's partly to do with our beliefs that we don't need to," I said. "During my periods, just before I have a shower, I usually put out an intention for the bleeding to stop and it does. The moment I'm out of the shower, the flow is back on. Why I don't just ask for the bleeding to stop permanently is beyond me. Maybe, it's because I believe periods are the natural process of being a woman."

I believe all the hosts of angels are waiting for us to call on them for assistance but a lot of people would rather be independent until they get desperate.

There's nothing like desperation to make me realise that I have the power to invoke Grace for miracles any time, any place and anywhere.


Related articles: Bottle Opener; Blessings Galore; Out of Sheer Desperation; I Need Not Want; Emergency Response Unit; The Lost Art of Bone Idleness; Dear God, What is Your Will For Me?