Wednesday, October 23, 2013

This past two weeks I've been challenged in something difficult in my prayer life. Without going into details on who this person is, it is someone that impacted my life deeply in 2012 and honestly, I dislike them very much. Someone looking from the outside in would say, "This person is an enemy and only wanted to see your downfall and life turn to ash."

But....something happened. God began to put it on my heart to pray for them. Not just that. Everywhere I went I saw this person's name. "So and so's pizza parlor," and "So and so's florist shop," I even heard it in televisions shows and movies! I seriously wrestled with my flesh. "Why Lord?! Don't you know what this person has done?! HAVEN'T YOU SEEN the wreckage they caused?"

Then the same verse kept creeping up everywhere. Matthew 5:44. Matttttthew 5:44. Matthhhhhhew 5:44. 

Matthew 5:44 says, "But I say to you, love your enemies, bless those who curse you, do good to those who hate you, and pray for those who spitefully use you and persecute you..."

Say whhhhhat? "Love this person?" Come on. "Bless them?!" Seriously? "Do good?" No! Pray for those who use you and persecute you?! NO NO NO NO.

Then my spirit heard this. "What powers you, Megan? Scripture or flesh? My Spirit or your hate?" I looked up and seriously saw this gorgeous scene. Power lines running to and from giving electricity to tons of things around me. I give off electricity. You give off electricity. Are we giving off electricity that is good? I felt myself saying...

Yes. Yes. Yes. Yes.

This verse continued to weigh on my heart. In all honesty I ignored the Lord's cry for me to pray for this person in the beginning. But He wouldn't let it go and after seeing these lines and hearing this word I decided to pray. And so while driving home from a meeting one day I did. And I CRIED. I cried and I cried and I cried. And it was natural because I knew what the spirit wanted me to say. I felt such a deep sadness for this person and just blessed them. Asked God to touch them, to send people to them, and to minister to them.

This is someone I have no contact with so I will truly never know if that prayer "helped," but you know what? I was obedient (finally) and that is all I'm called to do.

Today, as difficult as something might be, be obedient. You never know what electricity you might give to someone who needs it. That person's power may be out. So be electric. BE ELECTRIC.




  1. It can be very hard to pray for our enemies, especially to bless them, but you are right we must be obedient. I have found when I surrender and pray for my enemies it frees me from bitterness, which is so detrimental.