On Monday I was still motivated by Pastor Billâ€™s message on Sunday, so for my lunch break I decided to go to the local Wal-mart and pray for people. The first two people I approached rejected my offering of prayer. Ironically, I didnâ€™t feel rejected – I actually loosened up and felt lighter with Godâ€™s compassion for them!
The third person I found was in the paper towel aisle. Her name was Betty. I actually walked past her aisle and then came back; Godâ€™s compassion grew in my heart and [He] gave me courage to talk to her! I ask if she needed prayer for anything and she said that her husband, Ron, needed prayer. She told me Â that he Â has gone through 17 surgeries, has back pains, numb feet, and many other problems. I asked if she personally needed prayer for anything now and she mentioned occasional back pains. I prayed for her and she really appreciated my kindness.
After that, as I walked by the front entrance, I noticed two guys sitting on a bench. One of them had a cane. I had the urge to sit by him and talk but I proceeded to walk halfway down the the store before turning around. Again, Godâ€™s compassion was too strong in my heart to say no! I headed back and asked him if I could sit down. He reluctantly said yes and then told me that he was waiting for his wife. He seemed a little grumpy and persistent in arguing about the necessity of sin, pain, and suffering on the earth until Jesusâ€™ return. I talked to him for twenty minutes about my personal testimonies and Scripture, but he was still resistant to Godâ€™s Truth and Love (I realized that Satan has kept him in chronic pain his whole life and that was all he knew).
After a while, his wife returned. I couldnâ€™t believe itâ€¦It was Betty!! The only person, out of the 300+ people at Wal-mart, that said yes to my willingness to pray for them. I instantly knew that God brought me these two people to share His love with them! I told Ron about Godâ€™s great love. Jesus cries over his pain and cares so much for him that he brought him, his wife, and me to this Wal-mart at that exact moment so that He could free him from his sufferings.
Even with the encouragement of me, his wife, and Godâ€™s Truth, he was still did not want to believe in Godâ€™s love though the power of prayer. Before they finally left to get to an appointment, he finally allowed me to pray for him and I know that Jesus will completely heal him! Betty and Ron might have both been in their seventies but they are still Godâ€™s favorite children! Jesus thank You for giving me Your eyes to see and Your heart to care!!