I got a text from a good friend(I'll call him Paul) and fellow disciple I walked with for several years. For a long while there was silence from him. He'd "fallen of the wagon" and over the course of 6 months he said to me, "I've destroyed everything" I picked him up and for 4 hours we walked as he poured out his shame, brokenness and regret. We sat down at a picnic bench and talked about repentance and how regret and brokenness was good, but repentance is more than that. Is destroying the idols and running toward Jesus. God gave me a word for him. The words of Jesus after Peter's denial came to mind...I said to him, "Paul, Jesus wants to know if you love him? Paul, Jesus wants to know if you love him? Do you love him Paul? He wept. "Yes, I love him" "Then, Paul Jesus wants you to serve him and feed his sheep" We prayed. He wept.
Pray for Paul. He's only 3 days into his repentance. We need to pray hard in these critical days. To all those who have joined the 30 days of prayer campaign, thank you! Would you pray especially for Paul?