Brad is a maintenance employee at the company I work for. I was contacted by HR a few months ago and asked if I would be willing to visit Brad and pray with him. He hadn’t shown up for work in 3-4 days. His wife advised he had started back drinking vodka and would not come out of the house. She and their daughter had moved out a couple weeks prior. I didn’t know Brad at all, never met him in my life but saw this as an opportunity to reach out and BE Yahweh’s hands and feet. My first attempt to visit his home in West Monroe Brad didn’t respond to the doorbell or persistent knocking. However, I believe the spoken word can penetrate a wooden door and brick so I stood at the door and prayed for him as well as quoting scripture thru the door. I contacted his wife and we planned the next day to meet at the house and she would let me in. Upon entering the house his mom who was also with his wife went into the bed room where she found Brad passed out. I sat in the living room with his wife, opened the family Bible laying on the coffee table and asked his wife for a highlighter. I began to search out and highlight Yahweh’s truths as it relates to His finished work, who WE can become in the earth as a result of Yahweh’s finished work. After a while Brad emerged from his room weeping and a bit confused about who I was. He thought I represented New Day Recovery and was there to talk him into going in for addiction treatment. I told him I was an employee of the same company he worked for but I worked as an outside account executive. I told him I represented The Kingdom of Yahweh and I had but one agenda, to share the only hope for him and all of humanity, Jesus the Risen Christ! Brad allowed me to pray for deliverance from alcohol’s grip of bondage and encourage him with Scripture. Long story short, he went to New Day not long after my visit. Returned home and to work. Last week he attended a men’s retreat with Christ Church in West Monroe and continues to grow. I received a text from Brad yesterday morning inviting me to his baptism. What a glorious day it was for all his family and myself. FREE INDEED!
“We carry this confidence in our hearts because of our union with Christ before God. Yet we don’t see ourselves as capable enough to do anything in our own strength, for our true competence flows from God’s empowering presence.”
2 Corinthians 3:4-5 TP