When I was praying the other day, I had a vision of two chains. One was in gold and the other one was made of silver. They were up in the air and the silver chain was trying to reach the gold chain but it couldn’t. There seemed to be some human emotions going on in that interaction. The silver chain was lower than the other one and it was extending its arm in an effort to hold on to the gold chain that was supposed to pull it up. I meditated on this vision and that is how I received this revelation. I knew it was important otherwise the Lord would not have brought it up to my attention. It came out of nowhere when I was praying. I find that oftentimes the Holy Spirit comes out of nowhere with ideas and revelations that take us everywhere. He gives us messages that broaden our horizons and that gently guide us through a maze of discoveries and secrets that help us grow spiritually. He speaks in parables; He speaks through signs and He speaks in ways that require for us to spend time and ponder on what He is telling us.
The message in that vision became clear quickly as the meaning unfolded during my quiet prayer time. The Lord was showing me how when we pray, we bridge the gap for others. We can pray for ourselves and that is encouraged, but prayer is an expression of God’s nature and His nature is found in the giving more than in the receiving. Prayer is giving some of our time and love to others. It’s blessing those who need an intervention from God. Isn’t it beautiful that we can get involved in people’s lives by pressing on in faith through prayer? The main message contained in the revelation was that there is a need for us to pray more for other people. God is looking for men and women who are willing to stand in the gap in prayer and help people reach a higher level in life. This higher level can be a higher level of peace, of love, of joy, of freedom, or of deliverance. There are millions of silver chains in the world that try to hold hands with the gold chains and receive a blessing, a healing or some loving.
Once the silver chain manages to reach the gold chain, they form one long gold chain hooked by love and resting in harmony. Do you know of anyone who is going through a “silver chain season” and who longs to reach the gold chain status? Do you have friends or family members that don’t know how to make ends meet and that need prayer? Do you ever see strangers struggling, people who have no idea that there is a gold chain out there that they could hang on to? Everyone needs prayers. There are no exceptions. There are a few things that everyone has in common. Two of them are that God loves everyone and everyone can benefit from prayers in the name of our Lord Jesus Christ. Now, put God’s love for everyone with everyone’s need of prayers and that is where you and I come in. We have been given God’s love and we can pray through this love and with the power of that love. You and I are the missing link that can join the silver and the gold.
The silver chain could have been something else but for some reason that visual spoke to me the most. It looked as if the silver found its greater value once it was attached to the gold. God sees everyone through the eyes of love and to Him we are all golden. Silver has less value than gold and many people see themselves with little value. Some people consider themselves to be copper or fake silver. Now, it is thanks to prayers that the silver chain was able to become one with the gold chain. That image was very symbolic; prayer helps recover the value that the enemy has taken away from people. How? Prayer activates the hand of the Lord. It allows Him to uncover hidden treasures and expose the beauty that was buried by pain, trials, low self-esteem, problems, fear, anxiety and other negative agents.
Let’s be the missing links and let’s pray for others. Let’s pray that they discover how much God loves them and how much value they have. When someone feels loved and valued, he or she can thrive and grow. The Lord is all about growths and blooming. He wants to see His people reach their potential and enjoy the amazing individuals that they are. We can pray for healing, financial blessings and peace and we should but we shouldn’t forget to pray for people to see how incredible they are in God’s eyes and how wonderfully and fearfully God made them. Today I encourage you to pray for family, friends, strangers, anyone. Pray for peace of mind, for peace in their hearts, pray for a revelation from God, pray for a touch from God, pray for deliverance by God. Thank God for everyone and pray for everyone. You will see silver chains turn into gold chains and miracles will take place before your very eyes. Keep praying. You are the missing link!
Suggested reading: Psalm 139:14; 1 Thessalonians 3:12-13; Ephesians 6:18