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About Michael-Paul Johnston

Michael-Paul Johnston is an author, creative thinker, and ministry leader using uniquely creative skills to bring salt and light to all he connects with. His specific skill-set to create content came at an early age through hands-on experience artistically and through Holy Spirit-inspired visitation. While being creative with his hands, he has always had the ability to put words where others could not, causing a catalyst of passion to bring the Spirit of Christ through team-building and creative writing. His greatest achievement in life is his family. Michael-Paul resides in Southern Indiana with wife Misty of 30 years, three successful adult children, a daughter-in-law, a precious granddaughter, and many family and friends.

Unsaved Asks for Prayer?

We know that God does not hear sinners; but if anyone is God-fearing and does His will, He hears him.
John 9:31 | NASB

“God-fearing” (Gk: theosebēs) interprets—
“A worshipper of God”

I’m amazed by those walking outside of the faith seeking God’s help in crisis unrelated to their eternal salvation. The scripture says that God does not hear sinners. What then do we accomplish by agreeing with them in prayer for a situation other than their soul? Is their ignorance of the word of God as a non-beliver enough to negate interaction?
God may not hear their unproductive prayers, but I believe this is when Jesus the Intercessor begins to dispatch Holy Spirit to invoke those of us faithful. We are called to look beyond those outside of God, looking beyond the crisis, and realizing that their soul is the real crisis. The proper response to their crisis:

“I will pray for your need, but first can I pay for you, personally? There’s obviously a reason why you came to me asking for prayer. God is wanting to do something with you.”

The key in all this is “God-fearing”. Our goal is to turn people. Turn their hearts, their minds.
When a sinner seeks a Christian to help turn a situation around chiefly because of the connection with God, this is a “God-appointed-moment” orchestrated from heaven, dispatched by Holy Spirit. Take advantage of the opportunity. Your goal is to help someone with their unbelief.




Woke up with this thought:

For many of us, we have tip—toed around too many giants: 2019, 2020, and 2021 have proven that. It’s time to do something about that. Whatever the giant(s) is in your life, you need a stone (Jesus the Rock) and a sling (the Holy Spirit) to get you to, and get you through 2022.