People have asked me how I pray, and I tell them I just try to wait for the Holy Spirit. There are times the Holy Spirit has told or shown me what to pray and how to pray for what He wants to accomplish. Even in a prayer meeting He helps me sometimes know what a person needs in their life – physical or spiritual. Once in awhile it’s like my hands, body and mind are gripped and knows the need to pray for healing. This does not happen all the time, but I attempt to keep my- self ready for Him. Like everyone else I just simply pray with plain understanding and let it go by faith, trusting God always for help and the answers. Many times I get a big NO and there are times I get a yes. Some may ask why keep praying when He says no, and I tell them He gives me enough answers that I just keep praying on. Man cannot do any thing without God being in the midst of it. “It’s not by might or power but by my Holy Spirit declares the Lord ” I am helpless without Him, but through Him I can do all things. God wants all of His people to reach out and touch others by faith in their hour of need. Step into the waters and walk by faith and let it refresh your spirit. When an answer is no, give Him praise, when it’s a yes, give Him praise. For in all things give Him praise for He alone is worthy. Be Blessed and Remain a Blessing.
I am going to step out of character on this one, because this is the way I believe He is leading me.
Being in church for the greater part of my life I have heard and seen a lot of things happen in church. There are three important issues or battles of the mind people in the church (not all people) have problems with. These are preaching, singing, and praying. Things I have heard are, ” I’d like to preach,” or “I never get to sing” and “I’d like to pray once in a while.”
God already has one star, one hero, and it is His one and only SON Jesus Christ. Do we really want to try and be a star, or would we rather be seen by God. Many of those that sing, pray or preach are seen by man and God and are working in their callings, which pleases God. If we really believe we are called to one of these positions, then practice, and more practice and wait till God wants to bring us out of the secret place to be seen and heard by the church. Our faithfulness to God and His calling will make anyone a blessing for His greater glory, and that alone should give us joy when we see the praise going up to Him. Whatever position we have or don’t have, let’s just try and shine in the place we are standing. Let us count our many blessings one by one. Receive this in love and keep me in your prayers, for I am a needy person. Amen.
After meeting in a warehouse for about a year, pastor and all the congregation felt God wanted us to change location. After a man of God had prayed over seven locations The place he felt God wanted us to have was in our city and a half mile from our home. What a grand surprise! Now it was easier than ever to get to church, no matter what the weather was. We did not want to miss a service or a prayer meeting. Construction of our building took, I believe about a year, and would hold about three hundred and fifty. We never realized that their were so many people waiting for us in our city. Soon after a few months we were practically filled to capacity. Word spread quickly that God was doing great things in the church. Praise God, when you are in the right place and right position to receive, God works mightily!