How Long Has It Been?

If you abide in Me, and My words abide
in you, you will* ask what you desire, and it shall be done for you. John 15:7

“Pray without ceasing.”
‭‭1 Thessalonians‬ ‭5:17‬ ‭Last night late I heard my Nephew died. He had a loving heart but as many of us do, he constantly fought some demons in his life, as we all do at times.

I pray he is at peace now. Resting in the arms of Jesus.

Since I found out the news I have thought about my mama. She loved him so much.

Then I have been thinking about one of my mama’s favorite songs. She loved the song, “How Long Has It Been.”

I got to spend some precious last months and days in 2002 with my mama, before she took her Heavenly Journey Home.

Before mama took her journey home, I had the privilege to stay with my sister Ruby to help take care of mama.

Before it came to the point that we could not leave her, we would put her
to bed, and then give her time to spend with God, after giving her plenty of hugs, and saying I Love You, over and over. Sometimes we would sit and
have prayer with her, but she still like that alone time with God. See, one of us always slept in the room with her.

We had monitors in her room so we could hear her if she needed us. Oh, she also had a bell that she would ring. I still hear that bell, at times, and I feel it is mama just letting me know everything is alright.

At night we-would listen to her prayers. She would sometimes cry as she prayed for her unsaved grandchildren, friends and family, Pastor’s, churches and everything Her prayer was not the same every night. And she did not have a time limit. She would pray for minutes to hours, and each night it was like a new song to God.

We would hear her pause as if she was listening to the voice of God for the answers to her questions. We would hear her say Thank you God, as He spoke to her.

I think this time with her was so wonderful, as well, as each morning when we got her up in her chair, and she would reach for her Bible to do her
morning Bible Study, and then pray again.

But one of the things that touch my heart was she waited on God. She would pray, and pray. She would bombard the gates of Heaven, and then she would tarried at the Throne of God, at the feet of her Saviour, for she knew He would answer her prayers.

Now, I ask you the question, how long has it been, since you tarried at
the feet of Jesus?

It seems at times we have become to busy to take the time to tarry, and
wait, and listen for the voice of God.

Please take the time to read the words to the song below, then maybe you
will decide that it is time you spent a little more time, at the feet of your Heavenly Father.

How Long Has It Been?

Words and Music by Mosie (Hovie) Lister

How long has it been, since you talked to the Lord,
And told Him your heart’s hidden secrets?
How long since you prayed,
How long since you stayed,
On your knees ’til the light shone through?

How long has it been since your mind felt at ease,
How long since your heart knew no burden?
Can you call Him your friend,
How long has it been,
Since you knew that He cared for you?

How long has it been since you knelt by your bed,
And prayed to the Lord up in Heaven?
How long since you knew,
That He’d answer you,
And would keep you the long night through?

How long has it been since you woke with the dawn,
And felt that the day’s worth the living?
Can you call Him your friend,
How long has it been,
Since you knew that He cared for you?

How long has it been since you talked with the Lord,
And told Him your heart’s hidden secrets?
How long since you prayed,
How long since you stayed,
On your knees ’til the light shone through?

How long has it been since you woke with the dawn,
And felt that the days’ worth the living?
Can you call Him your friend?
How long has it been,
Since you knew that He cared for you?

Blessings, Love and Prayers,

Pastor Pat


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