God Answers Knee Mail

By Travis Hendershott, Partnership Coordinator

“14 And this is the confidence that we have toward him, that if we ask anything according to his will he hears us. 15 And if we know that he hears us in whatever we ask, we know that we have the requests that we have asked of him.”     1 John 5:14 – 15


I once saw a sign in front of a church that read, “God answers knee mail”. I couldn’t help but laugh at how awful and cheesy that sounded ringing in my mind. A while has passed since that moment and you know what? I still remember that sign. But more importantly, I remember the thought it brought me to.

I also recall a time that a friend of mine once said, “be careful what you pray for”. That may sound kind of silly at first – but my friend truly believes that God is listening, and not only that but He has the courage to do something about it.

Well, God did and is doing just that with Colorado Springs and Next Step’s collaboration. In 2017 at the start of the Colorado Springs site, I sent one of my weekly prayer requests to the Next Step office asking for prayer to God in starting partnerships that were a “gold mine”- that they would be so good that only God could have orchestrated it, that the work would be long term, way too much to do, and great relationships would begin to impact the community around them.

It may not have been right away that we saw Him answer, but now we’re seeing partnerships form that are impactful in ways overflowing to everyone involved. It’s hard to contain the excitement as we begin to plan what looks to be a long-term focused plan, a ‘gold mine’ so to speak.

I know this is pretty vague about what He is actually doing, but what I am getting at is that God is going to show up when you pray big prayers. Come boldly to the throne and see what happens. Lay it all out there. Tell Him how you feel. Have the audacity to ask something that only a heavenly kingdom could do. I dare you.

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