Thursday, March 26, 2009
When we got to the church property today at about 1:30 p.m. the property was filled with people praying. It was noon prayer time. Noon prayer time in America wouldn’t even fly because it comes at lunch time for us. That would require fasting, and well... we sort of struggle with that. I am not sure, but I would judge there was at least 200 plus or minus a couple. 200 people gathering to pray in the middle of the day. I have not been able to assemble that kind of a crowd for prayer any time of any day! I have to say again, I think they have more to teach me about priorities than what I have to offer them. They prayed for 2 hours. I know we have jobs and schedules, and in part that gives us opportunity to be here, I have no stones to throw. But I do have to ask at the end of the day, how often we spend ourselves trying to do God’s job along with our own to the neglect of our relationship with Him. We seem to forget we are connected with the ruler of the universe, and sometimes He really longs for us to set aside our striving and driving and pause in His presence to be renewed in Him, to entreat Him to help us solve our problems rather than race out and try to conquer them all on our own. These people are reminding me about commitment, and I take great courage in their prayers. The enemy of our souls is fighting hard, but with this kind of prayer assailing the heavens, I have received quite a confidence boost! Karen shared tonight that someone made the commitment in the States to pray for us between noon and one, what is really cool is that person is joining about 200 Haitians at the same time praying. I’m not sure of our impact on this trip, but I am confident of God’s impact. With all those prayers, I already see the mountains beginning to shake! Take more time out of your schedule to talk to God today, you are not meant to go at this alone, but God does not come where He is not invited. Don’t leave Him out of your journey. I have to tell you He won’t suffer, but you sure will! Not certain about you, but I have enough suffering in my life without asking to pile on another truck load by leaving God out of my life because I simply didn’t invite Him into my day. Let the Haitian’s lead us on this one, get some more God time into your life today! Blessings always.
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