Wow! Only 4 days? It looks like a long time, Indeed what Pastor E. M. Bounds said about prayer is true. I would like to share this quote with you. From his book titled, The Power through Prayer.
Praying is spiritual work; and human nature does not like taxing, spiritual work. Human nature wants to sail to heaven under a favoring breeze, a full, smooth sea. Prayer is humbling work. It abases intellect and pride, crucifies vainglory, and signs our spiritual bankruptcy, and all these are hard for flesh and blood to bear. It is easier not to pray than to bear them. So we come to one of the crying evils of these times, maybe of all times — little or no praying. Of these two evils, perhaps little praying is worse than no praying. Little praying is a kind of make-believe, a salvo for the conscience, a farce and a delusion.
As I have been sharing with you, I find that praying these 3hrs everyday has been so much of a blessing spiritually, but at the same time it is very physically exerting. It is also humbling in the sense that it brings me to the truth that I cannot do much by myself and even though there is no intellectual explanation for the power of prayer, I agree that it exists and so I must continue to pray because I see the results of it in my life.
Today I found that the first hour was very engaging and time seemed to run, then in the 2nd hour I felt the time was standing still, the third hour has always been the best time. I found that in praying for revival for the church, I have been praying for the individuals in the Church.
The Lord opened an opportunity for follow-up for some brothers that I have been praying for today. I will elaborate on this at a later time. I will spend a good time praying for them during my prayer time tomorrow morning.
I look forward to the Cell Leaders Training for tomorrow – I think it will be Olu, Jean-Yves and I.
Also as a fallout of this 30days challenge, I think I need to re-draw my 24hr schedule. To do that I plan to make a log of all my activities during the day for the next 7 days starting on Sunday. At the end of the Week I will then draw a realistic 24hr time-table having my new schedule in mind.
By the way, I find that I am unable to keep up with walking while praying, so I stand for some mins, then walk and stand and so on.
Cell Meeting was great, I thought I would let Bate begin to lead without my help, but something came up and I decided to go in. I am so glad I came because, the Lord used it to open some other doors. And Rumbi was there! It was a good time.
Stay blessed and keep praying.