(Jesus speaking) “How satisfied you are when you demonstrate tender mercy! For tender mercy will be demonstrated to you.” (Mat 5:3)
Many years ago I was trying to build up my business again after undergoing chemotherapy. I needed a particular piece of technical coding done, and a friend recommended that I speak to someone they knew.
The guy I spoke with was rudeness personified…! Halfway through our conversation, I wanted to scream at him and slam the phone down - I held my temper at his rudeness, but after about another 20 minutes – I did!
The statement “There was silence in Heaven for about half an hour,” came to mind. I ‘knew’ I’d done wrong by losing my temper and patience with his attitude. And I also knew that the Holy Spirit wouldn’t give me any Peace until “I” apologised for my prideful stance!
Bottom line – I called him back and apologised.
We have subsequently become good friends, and his mercy on my life together with his coding and business acumen really saved me from financial ruin.
Holy Spirit, please bring Your Divine Silence into all our lives - until we obey Your will and not our own. Amen!
URGENT PRAYER REQUESTS
Tonia - who is struggling with the effects of chemo for breast cancer. She told me that her consultant is concerned that her medication doesn't seem to be working anymore and has placed her on a previous lot. NB - he has told me that she truly appreciates your prayers throughout this difficult time ...
T - who is due an eye operation this coming Monday to help with a detatched retina and see what can be done to save her eye
Emma - who's awaiting 'positive' oncology results. She's currently physically incapacitated through severe pain and due to circumstances needs urgent financial assistance with a disability chair that seems to cost as much as a small car...! DM me if you can offer her (any) help ...
Young Lydia - her father told me last week that she came out of hospital on Thursday, but had to go back to the doctor Friday with severe pain. She's now waiting for a heart appointment and the results. She's also waiting to see a surgeon regarding her on going stomach pain and stoma problems...
Sarah- her partner, and their two-week old baby Willow - she has only just lost her lovely mother Karen ...
Jamie - whose wife Rachel has now passed away in the Hospice. Please can we continue to pray for him, their boys and her friends, especially Claire who has lost her best friend of many years …
As well as quite a few others (GOD knows who they are), who are really going through some yukky stuff right now