|A view of the field by Enosh's house where the crusade was held. Nearly all packed away now...|
Two people came over to the house today for prayer. Young lad wanted prayer for his studies and had been involved in a fight and had had his face hit. Face healed.
Another man came who had a Hindu background. The guy was sweating profusely when we were praying for hi,. So had to lead him in a prayer of repentance and cutting him off from the former things. Still had some heaviness in his head but just him being fearful of what disease he might have rather than anything spiritual.
Again, I was so fearful at the start - was yesterday a dream? Would God do the business again? And He did. I don't know how I can maintain this over time. Good chatting with Peter and he tells me that he travels 1½ hours to the nearest "Healing Rooms" once a month to pray for people so it keeps the gifting alive.
Roy also brought a sobering story about Barney Coombes' son who as a child prayed for someone who was blind and they saw again but today his son not a believer. I confess that I thought that bringing children on mission so they saw God in action would "ensure" that they'd stay on with God. But I realise now that I was relying on something other than God Himself. The truth is I need to be on my knees begging my Father that my children as it's Him who brings them into the Kingdom. Yes I need to do my part and live my faith but they need to be born of the Spirit and only He can do that.
How I am going to share what I've seen with those at home? What lessons have I learnt?
- The people are SO hungry for God. We have trouble getting to church on time. No wonder God is delighted to pour out His blessing.
- There was more than a month of prayer and fasting beforehand - they take it seriously that God changes things with prayer.
- We have so much "stuff" that it slows us down from responding to God.
- Faith shrinks when it's not being tested - what in our life is beyond our natural (God given) abilities? How do we need God? Are we living like agnostic Christians?