(Sunday, Jan 13, 2013) I don’t have much time for it is very late and I must get up early for a long drive after church. I will be gone form Moses’ home for 3 weeks. We leave after church (I’m speaking about spiritual gifts).
I must thank you for your prayers for they have made ALL the difference. After one of my worst days ever in India yesterday, today was probably the best ever! I felt completely better. We went to Moses’ church where I was prepared to speak for 2 sessions. Instead I ended up speaking for 5! The people were very open and responsive – the first time I’ve ever had that in India. I know many of them personally from my many years and visits there. I’ve prayed with them, ministered with them, eaten in there homes, even been in touch with some through email and Facebook. They didn’t want a break, nor to leave for supper, they just wanted me to go over various topics. They asked questions and I answered. They wanted a session on spiritual warfare so we conclude the day with that – very in depth and personally applied to them. I led them in prayer afterwards then prayed for them as a group, then individually as they came up to me one by one. It was very powerful and moving. God gave me the words to say throughout the whole day. It was the freest I have ever felt in thoughts and word-finding that I can remember – all God’s Spirit answering your prayers so thanks so very much. Prayer does make a difference!
I don’t know when I’ll have internet again we have a very busy schedule of long drives, late nights and early mornings, with a conference in between. Monday night (Monday morning your time) should settle down a bit for us. So please keep praying. It most definitely makes all the difference!!!!
James 5:16-18 The prayer of a righteous man is powerful and effective. Elijah was a man just like us. He prayed earnestly that it would not rain, and it did not rain on the land for three and a half years. Again he prayed, and the heavens gave rain, and the earth produced its crops.
Where have you lost faith in prayer? What have you given up praying about? What should you be praying about more fervently? Is there any unrighteousness in your life that may be hindering your prayer? Spend some quality and quantity time in prayer for this ministry in India as well as other needs God has put on your heart.