Blog 48 / Our High Calling

It IS a Wonderful Life

“Surely your goodness and unfailing love will pursue me all the days of my life, and I will live in the house of the LORD forever.” (Psalm 23:6 NLT)

This is the time of the year when many of us will watch yet again that old, heart-warming Christmas classic It’s a Wonderful Life. In this film the main character, reaching a point of despair at something bad that has happened, finds out what his world would have been like if he had never been born. He gets to see that all the good things he accomplished during his life wouldn’t have happened if he had never existed.

This got me thinking about what our world might look like if our faithful prayer partners did not exist. Imagine if we had no one we could call on to pray for us during times of trial and difficulty. There would be no one to hold us up before the Throne in our ministry and stand in the gap to hinder the enemy’s advances; no one to pray for more workers, for the harvest fields of the world, and for resources for the great commission.

Without intercessors there would be no one to pray for our governments and leaders, to ask God to fill them with wisdom; no one to call on God for repentance in our nation and to plead for His mercy. As woeful and weak as many of us are in prayer, our nation and our world would be so much darker and evil without the prayers of God’s people.

What if you or I had never lived? I am sure that we all wonder at times how much difference we are making in our world. But all of us can make an impact for eternity by being faithful in prayer. Things will happen because of our prayers that otherwise might not. And one day when the scrolls of heaven are rolled back and the fruit of our lives and prayers is revealed, we may be amazed at all that God accomplished through unworthy yet willing servants.

Most likely in heaven we will be so caught up in awe and wonder at the glory of our Lord that we may never look back to our time on earth. But if we do, we will be so grateful that we did live because we got to know Jesus. And we will be thankful for every trial God allowed in our lives, knowing that when the dust settled He used each of them to make us more like His Son.

And I am sure we will agree that, no matter how difficult things got at times, it really was a wonderful life after all!


Colin Stott
GRN Global Prayer Coordinator

read colin’s previous blogs:
Listening for the master’s voice – blog 47
prayer and unbelief – blog 46
Our Motivation in Praying for the Lost – blog 45
demolishing strongholds – blog 44
overcome evil with good- blog 43
dealing with strongholds – blog 42
when our prayers go unanswered – blog 41
key to unanswered prayer – blog 40
prayer and The bride – blog 39
The Battle is the Lord’s – blog 38
praying for workers – blog 37
finding time to pray – blog 36
when the church is under attack – blog 35
FEASTING and FASTING – blog 34
why ask for what we already have? – blog 32
is anyone praying for them? – blog 31
delays are part of answered prayer – blog 30
weapons of our warfare – blog 29
Keeping our spiritual fervor – blog 28
days of great harvest – blog 27
not i but christ – blog 26
what if – Blog 25
praying scripture – Blog 24
Prayer and obedience -Blog 23
the Prayer warrior – Blog 22
time alone with god – Blog 21
last resort – Blog 20
Prayer with rejoicing faith – Blog 19
travel the world through Prayer – Blog 18
lord, break me – Blog 17
ye have not because ye ask not – Blog 16
our Prayers reveal our heart – Blog 15
church of the living god – Blog 14
when we Pray for the lost – Blog 13
more than meets the eye – Blog 12
sugar cubes and  Prayer – Blog 11
it’s a wonderful life – Blog 10
the longings of god – Blog 9
praising god before he answers – Blog 8
no place like home – Blog 7
praying for god’s glory – Blog 6
are we known as formidable opponents – Blog 5
sugar cubes and Prayer – Blog 4
rejocing over god with singing – Blog 3
the indispensable Prayers of the church – Blog 2
the glorious end – Blog 1