Carina said that to me the other morning when I was up interceding for her and a four year old orphan that God had put into her life. She was praying about the same thing as she was going to bed in Papua New Guinea and found my internet on as I was composing an email to her with the scriptures I had found. So we were able to ‘chat’ online for a few precious moments. We found out that both of us were holding a cup of PNG tea in our hands – hers to get her ready for bed in PNG and mine to wake up in the early morning in Southern California. She explained to me that one-bel meant that we had the same heart. I was honored!
I assured her that she could go to bed in peace knowing that I would continue to pray throughout the day and take the next shift in prayer. We comforted each other with the things that God was speaking to us regarding the situation and I was so grateful just to be able to share this burden with her. Then I realized that this was God’s heart! We not only had one heart as we prayed for a lost little orphan that Carina was trying to reach out to, but that we had ‘one heart’ with God as He had put the concern of this little one onto our hearts.
It is God’s heart that we are ‘one bel’ with Him so that we can truly get a grasp of His great love for all of creation. This one little four year old Orphan who had two women across the globe interceding at the same moment for her , was hugely significant in God’s eyes! She didn’t realize how lost and in danger she was, but God did and that was important to Him. So important that He had me wake up in the middle of the night to pray for her and to ‘join’ Carina in prayer in PNG.
I wonder who He had up in the middle of the night praying for me, who did He burden to intercede for me when I was lost in the dark and in danger? Only heaven will reveal who those dear saints are that I owe a life-time of being rescued from destruction to. For now I am eternally grateful for them and thank God they had ‘same bel’ with God’s heart where I was concerned.
If we are called into a relationship with a wonderful God who has this much concern for one little starving orphan in Papua New Guinea, it should make us realize that He is concerned for all of His children no matter if we are lost in the US, Canada or Africa…He is genuinely concerned for all of us. We just need to hear His heart and allow our heart to be one with His. Same-bel
Jesus called a little child to stand among His disciples and said…
Matt 18:10 “See that you do not look down on one of these little ones . For I tell you that their angels in heaven always see the face of my Father in heaven.” NIV
Matt 18:12-14 “What do you think? If a man owns a hundred sheep, and one of them wanders away, will he not leave the ninety-nine on the hills and go to look for the one that wandered off? 13 And if he finds it, I tell you the truth, he is happier about that one sheep than about the ninety-nine that did not wander off. 14 In the same way your Father in heaven is not willing that any of these little ones should be lost”. NIV