It’s time to have a heartcry meeting with God.

And when he heard that it was Jesus of Nazareth, he began to cry out, and say, Jesus, thou son of David, have mercy on me. – Mark 10:47, KJV

Based on a true story, the movie Faith Like Potatoes chronicles the spiritual conversion and growth of a young farm family forced to move from Zambia to South Africa to survive. Shortly following his conversion to Christianity, farmer Angus’ faith is tried. After he sets a fire to burn some brush, the fire gets out of hand, threatening both his farm and the farm of his neighbor. Angus quickly realizes that on this hot, breezy day, there is no way that he, his employees, and his friends (whom he called for help) will triumph over the flames. In bitter desperation, the new Christian cries out to God for rain. When he prays, the sky is clear, and his farmhands doubt. But, in mere moments, clouds form out of nowhere, a steady rain falls, and the fire is quenched. The Lord answered Angus’ desperate plea for help, and God uses this miracle in Angus’ life to impact others for Christ.

Angus’s desperate cry for help is not unlike that of blind Bartimaeus. In Mark 10:46-47, the Amplified Bible records that Bartimaeus “shouted” out to Jesus for help. In Luke 18:39, the Amplified Bible records that Bartimaeus “screamed and shrieked” that The Lord would heal him. And in both of these passages, the King James Version records Bartimaeus as “crying” out to The Lord for aid. God, in response to their desperate pleas for help, answered the prayers of both Angus and Bartimaeus because of their faith, because of their reliance on Him, and because of the urgency of their pleas.

Few Christians have experienced God’s miraculous intervention in their lives because they have never reached the point that both Angus and Bartimaeus shared – the point of total abandonment of self-reliance and total dependence on God’s power to provide. We pray for God to help us in our trials, but we do so only half-heartedly. Immediately after we pray, we take up the task of solving our problems in our own strength, acting as if God doesn’t care to help. We never cry out in desperation like Angus and Bartimaeus did, and then we wonder why God never does something supernatural in our lives.

If you are in distress and you can’t see a way out, why not have what evangelist John Van Gelderan calls a “heartcry meeting” with The Lord. Lay aside your pride, lay aside your self-dependence, and in total faith and reliance on God plead with Him to do the work in your life that you cannot do. Cry out for His mercy, scream out for His peace, shriek out for His provision, and then get ready for the miracles that God will bring your way!

2 Responses to It’s time to have a heartcry meeting with God.

  1. Milan says:

    Thank you!

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