Never Stop Praying

By on October 11, 2011

hands folder in praying positionBy Peggy Lester –

The young man stood far off in the distance just watching the activity. He was there, by the trees, every time we began our day. Some of our men had tried to approach him; but each time he would run. We discussed this young man as a team, trying to figure out his behavior.

Once again I was in Mexico, among village people, where my heart was so content. We worked hard and long each day. This young man was always close to the building site; but never close enough for us to make personal contact. He would have been an attractive, young, Hispanic man if he had been clean and properly dressed. Several days into the week and still no one had gotten close enough to speak with him.

Some of the nationals told us he was demon possessed. I was learning a lot and learning quickly; but this was new ground for me and some of the team. At this time, in the early 1980s, my walk with the Lord was only several years old.

Our “spiritual father” on the team explained what the term demon-possessed meant. He was sharing some of the signs: darting eyes, lack of personal contact, inability to communicate or to connect intelligently with others, and several others signs as well. It seemed to us, this young man exhibited most of these signs.

I was trying to take all of this information in and digest it spiritually. The team as well had a lot of questions about this term “demon possessed” and the young man. Could he come to the Lord? Would he be able to be free? Was he doomed to a lifestyle like this? What would and could his destiny be?

Have you ever met someone you thought “acted like the devil”? Have you yourself been plagued by the enemy and given him place in your life? How can you rise above an ungodly behavior that is driven by the enemy and a life of bondage? Can you be free and live in victory? Let me answer with a very firm and outspoken “yes” to the last question. Let’s not give the devil more power than our God!

Your destiny is wrapped up in yielding to the Holy Spirit. The enemy may attack or accuse you; but he cannot possess you if you are a Christian. Sometimes we give the enemy place by not listening to God or following His will for our lives.

As Christians, our lives are established through the choices we make. Joshua told God’s people, before crossing the Jordan River, “choose you this day whom you will serve…” (Joshua 24:14, 15) God desires to be the King of our life and He doesn’t share the throne with the enemy. We must make choices, allowing Him to rule and reign in our lives.

This was my third or fourth trip to Mexico. I had seen the Lord do some miraculous things: from getting us across the border with no problems to multiplying finances, healing children, and keeping us safe on the treacherous roads of Mexico; but this young man was a new challenge. I would love to say God used us to set this boy free; to bring healing to his life, but it didn’t happen. We could only leave him in the Lord’s hands and pray he would someday be set free; free to fulfill his God given destiny. Our prayers are still affecting him I am sure. Don’t ever stop praying. God is always at work!

©by Peggy W. Lester

Peggy W. Lester is the founder of Spreading His Fragrance Near and Far, Inc. Her desire is to take the Gospel to those who haven’t heard, to disciple those desiring to grow in their faith and to share the healing balm of Jesus to those who have been wounded in life. She has a Bachelor’s Degree in Christian counseling and is ordained through FCFI located in Indiana. She lives with husband, Don, about 35 miles West of Atlanta, Georgia. Website: http://www.peggywlester.com/.

About peggywlester

Peggy W. Lester is the founder of Spreading His Fragrance Near and Far, Inc. Her desire is to take the Gospel to those who haven’t heard, to disciple those desiring to grow in their faith and to share the healing balm of Jesus to those who have been wounded in life. She has a Bachelor’s Degree in Christian counseling and is ordained through FCFI located in Indiana. She lives with husband, Don, about 35 miles West of Atlanta, Georgia. Website: http://www.peggywlester.com/

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