If you love God, then you’d understand why I love my chiropractic doctor so much. Just recently, I arrived at his office only to sense that the Lord wanted me to pass out some evangelistic tracts to a few of the patients as they were coming out the door. “Here’s something to brighten your day”, I said to one. “Oh, thank-you,” the person responded. And then to another. And then another. I felt like I had done the Lord’s will. I had evangelized. Was I not here to do just that? Jesus said, “And the gospel must first be published (sent out, distributed, preached) among all nations.” (Mark 13:10)
Interestingly, in the KJV, the word used in this verse is “published”. Evangelistic tracts such as I passed out that day are published, as is this article. Godly men and women throughout the centuries have discovered that the most effective means of distributing the gospel is via published material. That is what God used to get the reformation under way — it happened just after the printing press was invented. God is the Supreme Publisher, of course, as he is the One who inspired Godly men and woman to write the Bible for us and distribute it.
Concerning these Scriptures, God inspired the apostle Paul to write, “All scripture is given by inspiration of God, and is profitable for doctrine, for reproof, for correction, for instruction in righteousness: That the man of God may be perfect, throughly furnished unto all good works.” (2 Timothy 3:16-17) On this note, how much time are we spending daily in God’s infallible word? Do we take it seriously? Are we like the Bereans who search the Scriptures out daily, so that we can have a proper understanding of what the truth is? Of them, it is written, “[The Bereans] were more noble than those in Thessalonica, in that they received the word with all readiness of mind, and searched the scriptures daily, whether those things were so.” (Acts 17:11)
Thus it was that I performed my godly duty that morning by publishing (sending out, distributing, preaching) “published” Christian material to those who needed it. Perhaps it would lead them to faith in Christ. Perhaps because of a tract, they would begin to read the word of God, or be encouraged to read it more! And as though God himself were leading me, I mentioned what I had done to my doctor that morning, as well. His response was, “Well, if God is leading you to do it, then who am I to stop it?” That is why I started off by saying, “If you love God, then you’d understand why I love my chiropractic doctor so much.” Now don’t you wish all doctors were like that?
“Father, we pray in the mighty name of Jesus Christ that you would bless all doctors today around the globe. We pray that they might have faith in Christ. We pray for those who are believing, that you would strengthen their faith and help them to carry out their God-given duties. We pray that you would help them, and strengthen them, and encourage them in their duties. For those who don’t know you, we pray that they would turn their hearts towards you, and understand that without you, life has no real meaning. We pray that all doctors everywhere would put you first in their lives, and at the heart of their practice.
“For those doctors who do not respect the sanctity of human life, we pray for deep and overwhelming conviction to come upon them, to the point where they cry out, ‘Oh, God, have mercy on me, a sinner!’ We pray that you would reform the medical institutions world-wide and that prayer would once again have it’s place in medical institutions. We pray that you would work miracles through faith-filled doctors, to the point where the unbelieving doctors would be amazed and stunned, and led to repentance for their unbelief. We pray, Lord, God, that you would have your way. For it is in Christ’s name that we pray all these things. Amen.”
(You are encouraged to add your own prayers to this one today, as the Lord leads you. Please take the time to do that now, as it could mean a real difference in the lives of not only the doctors, but the patients as well. God bless you as you do this.)