I got home from running this morning and opened my Bible before the rest of the family got up. Steven Furtick was preachin’ at my through my headphones as I ran. He is going through Romans 8, so I opened my Bible there and began reading.
When I turned the page, I looked over at Romans 9 and saw a passage I underlined…
For I could wish that I myself were accursed and cut off from Christ for the sake of my brothers, my kinsmen according to the flesh. (verse 3)
I heard Francis Chan preach a message about this passage a while back, and that is when I wrote the following next to it…
My prayer too?
I get troubled when I read that statement, because I don’t think I’m quite there.
Right above this passage, Paul talks about his “great sorrow and unceasing anguish” in his heart.
- Do I grieve for souls to be saved?
- Is my heart truly broken for the lost?
- How many times have I had the opportunity to share my faith and been too afraid of what people would think of me?
- Is eternal life for the perishing not enough for me to give up some comfort?
I thank God for His Word, and how it shows me, time and time again, how badly I needed what Christ did for me on that cross.
People are dying and going to hell EVERY DAY. May I be used by God today to share my faith with one person.
One thought on “My Prayer Too?”
Son, so many of your postings are definitely for me…the Word is convicting. Thank you for sharing your thoughts.
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