Three days to go and it’s been a great time. I was unable to pray for 3 hours as usual on Saturday because of our regular all night prayers from midnight till 5.00am. We had a great time praying and I believe we settled a lot of things spiritually. On Sunday also, I did not do the regular prayers because I woke up at about 6.00am and I did not have enough time to pray for 3hrs and also leave for church by 9.00am. I just finished praying this morning. It was such a refreshing time. I had time to speak to God about the lack of power in my ministry. Personally, I believe there is so much more of God that I am not experiencing in my ministry and in our church. I desire to see revival amongst Christians and salvation amongst non-believers. I will keep on praying until I see the change, the move of God’s power as described in scriptures and in the experience of some of the past ministers of the gospel.
Regarding Finances, times are tough, but I believe that the Lord had released our blessings and no devil can hold it back. Spent some minutes after my regular prayer time, releasing our provisions and finances in the Name of Jesus. I expect some divine interventions this week. I must say, that since we started the church and I became a full-time pastor in January 2007, this past week has been our most difficult week financially.
On the other hand, we have been having guests at church every Sunday since I started this prayers. God has been granting grace to our members to invite their friends. I believe there has also been some special grace for those friends to come. If we keep having at least one new guest every Sunday, then we can be sure that the Lord will touch at least 19 of them to become part of our church family. That is minimum number that we are trusting the Lord for this year.
Yesterday, I felt even a stronger sense of the impossibility of convincing people to follow Jesus. It is a complete waste of time to attempt to convince or convert anyone. I see it so clearly that our duty is to present the gospel as clearly as we can, invest in prayers as much as we can and then let God convert those that would be saved. Oh Lord, help me to surrender more to you and show me those people to whom I must present the gospel. I feel so grateful that God called me to be His voice.