Welcome to the Whyte House Family Spoken Novels podcast episode #237. Today we are reading chapter 7 of the novel “I Need Someone to Pray with Me” by Daniel Whyte III with Meriqua Whyte.
“Be careful for nothing; but in every thing by prayer and supplication with thanksgiving let your requests be made known unto God.”
– Philippians 4:6
Kelvin threw himself on the bed. Really now, he thought, running his hand through his hair.
“Aubrey, just in time. What’s up?” Simone asked.
“Calling to make sure you got home safely. And I know I gave you enough time to break up with Kelvin. How’d it go?”
“Aah, well…I haven’t.”
“You haven’t? What do you mean? He’s not there yet?” Aubrey prodded.
“Well, he is.”
“You’re not telling me something, Simone,” Aubrey said.
By this time, Kelvin was kneeling behind Simone, caressing her and kissing her. “Tell her you’ll call her back,” Kelvin whispered. “You’re busy right now.”
“Stop,” Simone whispered back at him, shrugging her shoulders.
“Come on, Simone. Spill it,” Aubrey said.
“Well, I got caught up in the moment, and…”
“Simone, how could you?” Aubrey said. “We got you all prayed up and ready to do the right thing, and…”
“Aubrey, it was easier said than done, you know.”
“Yes, I do know,” Aubrey chuckled. “What’s that? I hear smacking. Are you and Kelvin…?”
Covering the receiver, Simone shook herself from Kelvin’s arms, stood up, and took a few steps away from the bed. “Stop, Kelvin. After I get off the phone with Aubrey, we need to have a serious talk.”
“Are you listening to me, Simone?” Aubrey said.
“Yes, I’m here. What were you saying?”
“I was saying, I am going to pray with you now so do not hang up on me.” Aubrey said a quick prayer asking God to bring Simone through this difficult time. “I’m calling you back in exactly ten minutes,” Aubrey said.
As soon as Aubrey hung up, she told her mother about Simone. “Mother, I need you to pray with me for Simone’s deliverance. I know God hears your prayers.”
“Sure,” Mother Jamison said. Mother and daughter interceded for Simone that God would grant her the strength to confront Kelvin and take a stand for what was right, and that Kelvin would respond appropriately.
“Can we finish our business now?” Kelvin asked, approaching her.
“Look, Kelvin,” Simone said. “No, we cannot finish our business. We cannot finish any more business from now on.”
“What’s this all about? What did I do now?”
“Kelvin, when I asked Jesus to save me a few weeks back at Jamaal’s funeral, I meant it. But what I did not know was that I would have to give up some things.”
“Yes, you,” Simone said. “On Sunday, Pastor Ashton preached on fornication and living with someone you are not married to. Well, that’s what we’ve been doing, and the Bible says that it is wrong for a Christian to have sex before marriage. Ever since I heard that, I have been under conviction.”
“So I have to choose between you and Jesus,” Simone said. “Mother Jamison said that’s the only way that I am going to have peace in my heart.”
“And I choose Jesus, because I cannot live with you while we are not married and have a relationship with Jesus.” Simone sighed with relief. A big load had just been lifted off her.
Kelvin sat on the bed. “Simone, you have got to be kidding me. This is some kind of joke, right? You’re saying that so I will ask Jesus to save me, right?”
“Kelvin, I am serious. I am going to pack my bags right now,” Simone said. “I am pulling out of here as soon as I can.”
Kelvin watched as Simone put her clothes on and pulled her two travel bags out the closet. Tossing them on the bed, she began to empty her dresser drawers and pulling down clothes out of the closet.
“Simone, it is one in the morning. Where are you going this time of the morning? Come on. Let’s go back in bed,” Kelvin said.
“No, Kelvin. I am serious,” Simone said as she reached over to answer the phone. It was Aubrey.
“Simone, is everything alright?”
Kelvin left to go to the kitchen to get a drink from the refrigerator. We’ve been living together for the past two years and Jesus had to come between us, he kept thinking. I can’t let her go that easily!
Returning to the bedroom, he took the phone from her. “Aubrey, Kelvin here. Everything’s fine. Simone will call you back in the morning.”
“Simone,” he said, taking her in his arms. “Are you sure you want to do this? I love you so much. I can’t imagine my life without you. I know God to be a God of love and understanding, and I don’t think He’ll kill you if you stay. I mean, we were living together before you met Him. He’ll give you time to get your life together.” He attempted to kiss her but Simone turned her head away.
“You’re not going to make this easy for me, are you?” Simone asked. “I love you too, Kelvin, and I can’t imagine my life without you either. You could get yourself together by asking Jesus to save you and then we could get married and that would take care of everything.”
“Well, let’s get married then.”
“I wish it was that easy,” Simone said stepping away to continue packing. “But we can’t get married either. Pastor Ashton preached on it, Mother Jamison said it, and I read it for myself in the Bible: I cannot marry you because I am a Christian now and you’re not, and God will not approve of us marrying each other.”
“You know, Simone, my mother taught me to never argue with what the Bible says, and I won’t start now. All I know is I love you but I’m not going to force you,” Kelvin said. “Tell you what: you keep the apartment. At least stay here the rest of the night, it’s too late to go anywhere. You can have the bedroom; I’ll have the couch. Lock the door if you’ll feel safer; either way, I won’t mess with you tonight.” He grabbed his pillows and the sheet from the bed and headed to the living room.
Simone sighed again as she thanked God for having things to go much smoother than she had expected. When she woke up in the morning, Kelvin was gone.
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:
- 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.”
- Accept the fact that there is a penalty for sin. The Bible states in Romans 6:23: “For the wages of sin is death…”
- 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.”
- 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.”
- 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.”
- 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.