Sunday, March 14, 2010


I was recently given a box of books. At first I planned to pick out about 5 of them to read and put the remainder on the shelves of books in our ORC building for others to read. Then, I felt like the Holy Spirit was telling me to first read each and every one of them. I have been doing that.


was NOT one of the books I would have kept to read if "I" had picked it. I'm so thankful that God lead me HIS way because His ways are always higher than my ways.

I just finished this book yesterday and as I started to add it to my side bar, under books I've read in 2010, I knew I had to stop and post about this book. First, I wept my way through this book from Chapter 11 through Chapter 16 and the Epilogue. I recently posted about being so moved by Dutch Sheets book, INTERCESSORY PRAYER. Reading that book has made me extremely more aware of the power we truly have in our prayers.

Evidence of that fact is so plainly stated in this book on page 84: "To say I was cool to toward the preacher from Teen Challenge is putting it mildly. As a matter of fact, the reception I gave him was frigid. I finally allowed him to pray for me just to get rid of him. HIS POWERFUL PRAYER HAUNTED ME DURING THE NEXT 24 HOURS. IT WAS UNLIKE ANY PRAYER I HAD EVER HEARD. IT WAS AN UNSETTLING PRAYER, I HAD NEVER HEARD ANYONE PRAY LIKE HE DID. ............JAY COLE PRAYED LOUD! (My caps for emphasis) It wasn't just the volume of the prayer that effected me though. There was a strange and mysterious magnetism that tugged at the long forgotten strings of my soul. Something about his prayer struck dread and hope into my heart at the same time. It's hard to explain, but I felt heaven's awesome presence when that tall, skinny man prayed."

The Lord has really been dealing with my heart lately about the devastation that drugs is having, not only here in our little town of Coweta, but literally around the world. We, THE BODY OF CHRIST, must break this destruction from our midst and the answer is BELIEVING PRAYER. I ask you to join me in just such focused prayer.

If you have anyone in your family, life, surroundings, etc. that is fighting this demon of drug addiction this little 128 page book, first printed in August, 1985, with forward by Nicky Cruz, is a must read. I am passing this book on to a mother who's son is currently dealing with this demon and praying vervently for not only this young man but a young woman who is also in chains to drug addiction.

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Pear tree cottage! said...

Thinking about you today as I wrote my blessed post and here we are again Susan touching for just a moment each others that is what I call a "true blessing" thank you.


Sandra said...

That sounds like a book for someone here at Bible Study too. I'm still reading

I'm still reading 'THE PURSUIT OF GOD' you loaned me.

Maxine said...

It really hit me what he said about the prayer striking dread and hope in his heart at the same time. That's good. That's what is needed in the heart of anyone who needs God. Thanks for sharing that book. Sounds like a winner.

Mountain Mama said...

I have dealt with two of my loved ones with drug problems and both were delivered through prayer. I know first hand that PRAYER DOES WORK.
We never give up on those we love.

Michelle (wife, mom, daughter, sister, friend, co-worker, and striving to be a Proverbs 31 woman) said...

Thank you for the recommendation, Susan. I pray this book will give me guidance and hope as I walk through the devastating path of a son using drugs.