Do you have a friend or loved one, a child or grandchild
who is part of your daily prayers?
Do you remember, Chris, my “Montana Mountain Man”?
He’s my youngest grandson,
who was born and raised by our daughter
and her husband in Switzerland.
He came to Montana to live with us last year
for a month or so. He needed to get a new lease on life,
and look afresh at his life’s options.
After some exploration (remember he is a US citizen),
he decided to join the Job Corps in Anaconda, MT.
Chris got a new look and began his new venture.
This week he started his real training.
Up to now, Chris has spent six weeks in orientation.
He has washed dishes until he was ready to scream!
He has cleaned floors and learned rules, rules, rules.
It is important to learn that rules are necessary
if you intend to live peacefully with one another.
If we had no rules,
we would be in even worse shape
as a people,
as a nation,
as a world –
than we are now!
So, Chris learned the rules.
He paid his “dues” as a new inductee,
and he made new friends.
Now he is starting his chosen training:
Heavy Equipment Mechanic.
When Chris finishes this training,
he will be set to get a job in an area
that has been deemed to have great need in our USA.
I pray to God that even if he chooses not to go into this field,
the experiences he is having and the skills he is gaining
will prepare him for a more productive and fulfilling life.
My prayer is for
and his continued growth
and maturity as a Christian.
Why am I sharing this with you,
my blogging friends?
Because I am convinced that prayer matters.
I am convinced that our prayers
are heard by God,
and His desire is to give us
positive answers to the prayers
we bring to him from the bottom of our hearts.
So, I encourage you to think about the loved ones,
the friends and family who need God’s intervention in their lives.
Bring your petitions to the Lord in prayer.
Ask for God’s will to be done in their lives.
I believe God hears.
and our prayers matter.
Do you believe that, too?