TALKING TO JESUS

Sanjana and Sanjeet in north India

Grandma used to pray out loud

By her bed every night

To me it sounded like mumbling

Like she was out of her mind

She said boy this kind of praying is what saved my life

You oughta try it some time

Now I know she was right

She was talking to Jesus She was talking to Jesus

She’d been talking to Jesus for all of her life

Mama used to drag me to church Sunday morning and Wednesday nights

Khaki pants and a polo shirt

Boy I put up a fight

She said, son, one day you’ll thank me for having God in your life

And yeah I know she was right

Yeah my mama was right

Cause now I’m talking to Jesus

She got me talking to Jesus She got me talking to Jesus

Yeah my mama was right

Cause now I’m talking to Jesus

Yeah I love talking to Jesus

And I’ll be talking to Jesus For the rest of my life

What a friend we have in Jesus What a friend we have in Jesus What a friend we have in Jesus

Oh I’ve got 3 of my own now

Trying to raise them up right

My oldest is 15 and I remember what that was like

Trying to deal with the drama, trying to figure out the questions in life

I’ve been looking for a way to show him how to make it alright

Then he walked in my room while I was saying my prayers the other night

He said I’ll come back later, I can tell you got a lot on your mind

I said it’s not an interruption, you couldn’t have picked a better time

Cause I was just talking to Jesus, come over and give it a try

We started talking to Jesus We started talking to Jesus We started talking to Jesus

Oh And now he’s talking to Jesus

Thank God he’s talking to Jesus

I hope he’s talking to Jesus For the rest of his life

There’s no wrong way to do it There’s no bad time to start

It don’t have to sound pretty Just tell him what’s on your heart

Cause it’s not a religion It’s more like a friendship

Just talk to your Father Like you are his kid

Just start talking to Jesus Just start talking to Jesus

You can talk to Jesus Whenever you like

Just start talking to Jesus Just start talking to Jesus

Just keep talking to Jesus For the rest of your life

(Written by Steven Furtick, Brandon Lake, Chris Brown 2021)

This is my prayer today for my family and yours too!

If my heart could tell a story
If my life would sing a song
If I have a testimony
If I have anything at all

No one ever cared for me like Jesus
His faithful hand has held me all this way
And when I’m old and grey
And all my days are numbered on the earth
Let it be known in you alone
My joy was found
Oh my joy, my joyLet my children tell their children
Let this be their memory
That all my treasure was in heaven
And you were everything to me

No one ever cared for me like Jesus
His faitful hand has held me all this way
And when I’m old and grey
And all my days are numbered on the earth
Let it be known in you alone
My joy was found
I’ve found my joyI’m still in love
Your still enough for me
Still all I want
Your still my everything
I’m still in love
Your still enough for me
Still all I want
Your still my everything

No one ever cared for me like Jesus
His faitful hand has held me all this way
And when I’m old and grey
And all my days are numbered on the earth
Let it be known in you alone
My joy was found

(Steffany Gretzinger 2020)

Today these two songs express what’s in my heart for me and my family!

Let’s pray for our families today to talk to Jesus for the rest of their lives and that they would know

that in you alone My joy is found!

Philippians 4:1
1Therefore, my brothers, whom I love and long for, my joy and crown, that is how you must stand firm in the Lord, my beloved. 

The other day I was talking with a village pastor in north India and we have been praying for he and his wife. She was able to do the IVF to get pregnant after eleven years of marriage. I keep checking up on them and the husband always says, “Our God is so powerful!”

He told me that his wife is now five months pregnant and we are so thankful.

Right then, God spoke to me and said, “they are your joy and crown.”

What a joy to befriend people so far away even during this pandemic and share in their joy.

It’s a great blessing and I would love for my family to experience this joy also!

Let’s keep praying for our families to know Jesus! And to talk to Him the rest of their lives!

Have a good weekend and feel free to let us know how we can be praying for you!

One comment

  1. Thanks Rick for sharing your wisdom and the songs . It is definitely encouraging to read this in the midst of all the chaos!

    On Sat, 10 Apr 2021 at 00:34, Rick and Ellen’s Notes wrote:

    > Rick and Ellen’s Notes posted: ” Sanjana and Sanjeet in north India > https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OXsxw1fRHMA Grandma used to pray out loud > By her bed every night To me it sounded like mumbling Like she was out of > her mind She said boy this kind of praying is ” >

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