Last night before I went to bed God had said, “Ishmael.” Not thinking much of it I went to bed and that was that. When God says something to me right before I go to sleep or while I’m sleeping he brings it back to my remembrance when I wake up. And Ishmael was one of these times.
After I got done praying and reading the word this morning I sat quietly and the thought that came into my head was to pray. God wanted me to pray for the Ishmael’s of this world. So I prayed an…d as I prayed I found myself crying out for this generation.
So this year I wanted to make a commitment for praying for the this world, but every time I go to pray for this world I find myself having to pray for the church first. One thing that I said while I was praying was, “How are they going to know?” as in how are they going to know how to live if the children of God are sleeping. I don’t know about ya’ll, but I’m getting tired of seeing this world broken. Me praying this morning has really awakened a passion within me to initiate a move for the kingdom. It made me realize (again) that God has called me…called us to be a light in this dark world. We can’t do that if we’re sleeping. I have always wanted to make a difference in this world, and I will.