During my quiet time today, God led me to the story of the paralytic that was lowered from the roof by his friends to Jesus for healing. This guy's friends were so determined to get him to Jesus that they ripped the roof off! They were so committed that they didn't quit until the job was done. They didn't care about what others said while they were doing it. They didn't listen to anybody's taunts or doubts. I'm sure they had other things to do but they were willing to put themselves last so that their friend could have a moment with the Master.
What an example of how to put yourself "out there" so that others can see God. It challenges me to be more determined and committed to show Jesus to others. It also reminded me of all the people that have prayed to the Father on my behalf through the years. Some I knew about and others I didn't. They didn't do it to get a pat on the back. They did it out of their love for me.
I just hope my friends realize that when I say, "I'm praying for you", it means I'm tearing off the roof to get you to the Master.