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So heres a tidbit that relates to the last column: Former Bull rider recalls life-changing experience. Micah Smiths life was transformed through faith. However, it was his mother who prayed consistently for her wild son.
My mom, as long as I can remember," says Micah, she prayed for me and influenced me.
His life-change seemed to happen overnight, but there in the background of Micahs life, a parent was on her knees. Days went by and even years. She may have been discouraged at times, yet she didnt give up. Imagine the feelings in her heart the day Micah called with his good news.
Micahs heart changed but he says with a smile, You dont have to peel down far to find the cowboy.
A cowboy who follows Jesus, thanks to a mothers prayer.
Light Notes thought: Is there someone youve been praying for but you feel God hasnt answered? Dont give up! Keep on praying. 1 Thessalonians 5:17 (NLT)
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