What It Means To Know God

Good morning! I’ll make this brief because I don’t have much time to write.

I need you to pray for me today.

At 1:30pm (CST), I will attend a court hearing that will determine what will happen to my friend, Miss Georgia. The hospital legal team is recommending that she become a ward of the state. My husband and I do not agree that this situation is what’s best for her. Therefore, we are filing a petition for guardianship.

We strongly believe this is what God wants us to do. God brought Georgia into our lives for such a time as this, and we cannot, in good conscience, walk away from this opportunity to help her.

A few days ago, I read a passage in Jeremiah that I can’t get out of my mind. In verses 15b-16, the Lord is referring to King Josiah and how he lived his life:

“He did what was right and just, so all went well with him. He defended the cause of the poor and needy, and so all went well. Is this not what it means to know me?” declares the Lord.

Knowing God requires that we do what is right to help others, even when it inconveniences us. After all, the Bible says that whatever we do to the least of these, we are doing as unto to the Lord. (Matthew 25:40). I want to serve my Savior by doing what I can for Georgia.

Am I scared? Yes, a little. I have no idea what to expect. Sure, it’s a huge commitment and will require some changes in my already busy schedule. However, I’m also excited and thankful for the privilege of being chosen to help this precious lady. After all, this is what it means to follow the Lord and do what He would do. This is what it means to live by faith.

Thank you for praying. Pray for Georgia, too. God is working in her heart. Ask Him to unlock her mind so that she can understand her sin and need for salvation.

Lord God, give me boldness today by the power of the Holy Spirit to speak on behalf of Georgia. Thank you for Georgia and how you have taught me what it means to be clothed in compassion. Give Georgia’s attorney wisdom, and grant us favor with the judge. May your perfect will be done today. In Jesus’ mighty name, AMEN!