Welcome to the Whyte House Family Spoken Novels podcast episode #218. Today we are reading chapter 12 of the novel “The Unspoken Prayer Request” by Daniel Whyte III with Meriqua Whyte.
Ere you left your room this morning,
Did you think to pray?
In the name of Christ our Savior,
Did you sue for loving favor,
As a shield today?
Psalm 4:1: “Hear me when I call, O God of my righteousness: thou hast enlarged me when I was in distress; have mercy upon me, and hear my prayer.”
Thirty minutes after the police left, Jamaal was in the kitchen getting a drink when Mother Jamison rang the doorbell. He reluctantly answered the door.
“Hello, Jamaal. Sorry to come by so early,” Mother Jamison said with a smile, “but I called and no one answered the phone. I thought the house was on fire or something.”
“It is a little early to answer the phone on a Saturday, but as you can see all is well,” Jamaal said impatiently.
“Well, since I’m here, I may as well visit. You don’t mind, do you?” Mother Jamison took a step forward into the living room. “Is Aubrey still asleep? She’s going to be surprised to see me.”
“She’s still asleep. You may want to come back later. She normally sleeps in on Saturdays,” Jamaal said hoping she would leave.
“That’s no problem. I’ll just relax on the couch until she gets up.”
Just then, Aubrey walked down the stairs. “You don’t have to, Mother. I’m awake,” she said. “Come on in.”
“Guess I’ll leave you two alone,” Jamaal said hastily as he hurried towards the bedroom. He glared at Aubrey as he walked by her.
“Aubrey, don’t tell me you fell off the ladder again,” Mother Jamison said, winking at her. “You need to stop being so independent and let Jamaal help you put things up. You might want to reconsider your career and pursue a safer one.”
Jamaal smiled after overhearing those words. He returned minutes later with another set of clothes on. Giving Aubrey a kiss on the cheek, he said to his mother-in-law, “Mother, she fell off a ladder trying to re-decorate some room. I keep telling her not to climb up that ladder in case she misses her step and falls and breaks her neck, but she won’t listen. Anyway, I want her to get some rest today. I’ll be back soon.”
Mother Jamison nodded as she thought, Liar. Liar. She helped Aubrey take care of her wounds and decided to spend the weekend with her. Simone and Jennifer stopped by later that day. They were shocked at Aubrey’s condition. While they were visiting, Mother Jamison left to pick up her Sunday clothes from the cleaners.
“Aubrey, you ought to file charges. Why didn’t you show yourself to the police when they stopped by?” Simone asked. “They would have locked him up for sure then.”
“Do you know what I would do?” Jennifer said, clearly upset. “I would get me a gun and dare him to hit me again. In fact, I am going down to the gun shop next week to buy one for myself. Why don’t you come with me?”
“I appreciate your concern, but it is not easy to just walk out of a marriage,” Aubrey said.
Simone said, “You ought to consider learning how to defend yourself. Maybe you could take karate lessons or something.”
Aubrey later shared her girlfriends’ suggestions with her mother.
“That’s interesting,” Mother Jamison said, “but I don’t know about a gun, Aubrey. What if he gets a hold of it and shoots you instead. I’d be devastated.”
“You know what?” Simone said as she bit into the ham and cheese sandwiches Mother Jamison had made. “I’d collect whatever evidence I could and nail him with it—file charges, get a restraining order, divorce him, and that would be the end of all this.”
Mother Jamison smiled. “I am all for marriages staying intact but not like this. You both need to go in for counseling. Pastor Ashton would be more than willing to counsel both of you. He keeps asking me about you, Aubrey.”
Jamaal stayed away for the entire weekend. Aubrey had learned to just accept that about him—going and coming whenever he pleased without letting her know his whereabouts.
“He’s a strange individual,” her mother shared with her.
“I’m just glad for the peace and quiet whenever he’s gone,” Aubrey said.
Thank you for joining us for this episode of Whyte House Family stories. You may purchase a copy of this novel and any other Christian fiction books read on this podcast from Amazon.com.
Now, dear listener, please know that God—the divine Author of all things—wants to write a great story with your life as well. But first you must give Him the pen by trusting Him with the life He gave you and surrendering your heart to Jesus Christ as Savior. Here is how:
1. Accept the fact that you are a sinner, and that you have broken God’s law. The Bible says in Ecclesiastes 7:20: “For there is not a just man upon earth that doeth good, and sinneth not.” Romans 3:23 reads: “For all have sinned and come short of the glory of God.”
2. Accept the fact that there is a penalty for sin. The Bible states in Romans 6:23: “For the wages of sin is death…”
3. Accept the fact that you are on the road to hell. Jesus Christ said in Matthew 10:28: “And fear not them which kill the body, but are not able to kill the soul: but rather fear him which is able to destroy both soul and body in hell.” The Bible says in Revelation 21:8: “But the fearful, and unbelieving, and the abominable, and murderers, and whoremongers and sorcerers, and idolaters, and all liars, shall have their part in the lake which burneth with fire and brimstone: which is the second death.”
4. Accept the fact that you cannot do anything to save yourself! The Bible states in Ephesians 2: 8, 9: “For by grace are ye saved through faith: and that not of yourselves: it is a gift of God. Not of works, lest any man should boast.”
5. Accept the fact that God loves you more than you love yourself, and that He wants to save you from hell. Jesus Christ said in John 3:16, “For God so loved the world, that He gave His only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in Him should not perish, but have everlasting life.”
6. With these facts in mind, please repent of your sins, believe on the Lord Jesus Christ and pray and ask Him to come into your heart and save you this very moment. The Bible states in the book of Romans 10:9, 13: “That if thou shalt confess with thy mouth the Lord Jesus, and shalt believe in thine heart that God hath raised Him from the dead, thou shalt be saved.”
“For whosoever shall call upon the name of the Lord shall be saved.”
Dear friend, if you are willing to believe on the Lord Jesus Christ for salvation, please pray with me this simple prayer: Heavenly Father, I realize that I am a sinner and that I have done some bad things in my life. For Jesus Christ sake, please forgive me of my sins. I now believe with all of my heart that Jesus Christ died for me, was buried, and rose again. Lord Jesus, please come into my heart and save my soul and change my life today. Amen.
If you believed in your heart that Jesus Christ died on the cross, was buried, and rose again, allow me to say, congratulations on doing the most important thing in life and that is accepting Jesus Christ as your Lord and Saviour! For more information to help you grow in your newfound faith in Christ, go to Gospel Light Society.com and read “What To Do After You Enter Through the Door”. Jesus Christ said in John 10:9, “I am the door: by me if any man enter in, he shall be saved, and shall go in and out, and find pasture.”
May God bless you until next time.