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August 23, 2023

The Master’s Touch

Trust in the Lord with all your heart and lean not on your own understanding. In all your ways acknowledge Him, and He will direct your paths. Proverbs 3: 5,6

God has us here, at this time in history, for a reason—to do His will. Whether that is leaving footprints of Him/His word in our conversations with neighbors or co-workers or family members. Talking about the richness of His love and how He has brought us out of whatever situation or difficulty we were or are experiencing.  

Some years ago, I received an urgent “stop what you’re doing” call from one of our daughters.  She told me one of her dear friends from high school was very, very upset and depressed, and was considering committing suicide. I was at work, but immediately stopped what I was doing and began praying for her. This dire situation required immediate Divine intervention and a multitude of prayers. I made contact with our senior pastor who immediately prayed with me for her. He was preparing to leave for a special interdenominational prayer breakfast, and with my permission he promised to lift up that young woman with the other pastors. I am happy to report that the Master heard all the prayers, stepped in, and He and the Holy Spirit did what they do so excellently, saving that young woman’s life. Praise God!  Yes, prayer changes everything!  

We should not wait for the uncertainties of this life to be the determining factor that directs our path. The Master is only a prayer away. He will provide the focus, direction and strength for our journey. But we should not wait to seek Him last—but to seek Him first.  

Be anxious for nothing, but in everything by prayer and supplication, with thanksgiving, let your requests be made known to God. Philippians 4:6 

That’s what a relationship with the Master is all about. That continual communication bringing dynamic energy to our actions because we have experienced the Master’s touch in our life. 

And like Enoch, we’ll be walking and talking with our very best friend … all the way to Glory! 

Paulette Taylor is the prayer ministry coordinator for the Indiana Conference.