“If any of you are suffering, they should pray. If any of you are happy, they should sing. Elijah was a person just like us. When he earnestly prayed that it wouldn’t rain, no rain fell for three and a half years. He prayed again, God sent rain, and the earth produced its fruit.” – James 5:13, 17-18 CEB
Self-sufficiency. Maybe it’s a shortcoming for you like it is for me. Maybe we’ve been going about this all wrong. The more I read my bible, the more I’m convinced God never meant for us to go it alone. The Three Musketeer theme, “All for one and one for all”, comes up over and over again.
We were created to be dependent on the Lord and to be dependent on each other. This is one of the things I love about being a part of the faith community known as the Church. We celebrate together and we suffer together. We rejoice together, and we regret together.
So, let’s do this together. You pray for me, and I’ll pray for you. Leave me a comment or shoot me message and let’s pray for each other.
Prayer: Lord, I like to believe I am autonomous and independent, but that’s not how you created me to be. Help me to help others, and teach me to allow others to help me. Hear us as we prayer for each other. Amen.