Can you rel8 to this?
On Super Bowl Sunday I was a guest speaker on a blog talk radio show hosted by an awesome woman of God named Patricia Adams. Patricia invited me to speak weeks ago and I gladly accepted her invitation. As time moved on, I realized that I would be competing with no-other-than…the Super Bowl. I remember emailing Patricia to opt for another date and quickly got convicted. I thought…’How dare I ask this woman, who invited ME to be a guest to share about my, “Life AFTER the Down Low,” how dare I asked her to reconsider her invitation because of what seemed to be a hindrance. Needless to say, the show went on. I wasn’t worried about WHO would show up to listen, I knew that this was the appointed time for me to speak and so I spoke. Here is the actual message. Enjoy!
If you listened…I was asked to pray, “The prayer of faith.” We both knew that there may be men and women on the line who had no knowledge of Jesus or even God for that matter and it was important for us to let our lights shine. I can’t remember what I said verbatim, but what I do recall being most important is stressing the “Friendship” of Jesus. For it is Jesus who said that, “Greater love has no one than to lay down His life for a friend,” and that is exactly what He did for us. He loved us so much that He was willing to die for us. Even more, the relationship with Him (for me anyway) is one that resembles a natural friendship ~ with the understanding that He is omnipotent. He is THE most important friend I have, but He is still my friend. So…when I was praying, “The prayer of faith,” I can recall getting a little twisted up with what would be expected of me in prayer and what I knew to be a reality in my delivery. I consciously understood that many people don’t grasp the concepts of church-ese. It’s foreign to them. To speak in spiritual terms with my words flowered with hypo-Genesis through Revelation verbiage, you tend to lose the lost. But if you make it as simple as friendship, everyone understands that AND everyone is looking for the loyalty of a true friend.