Maybe you have heard of (or even knew) Peggy and Christine. I would have liked to have met them.
I know nothing of their early lives. But the legacy they left, and the things they witnessed, move me. We read of them – one blind and 84 years old. The other bent over with arthritis and 82 yrs. Sisters.
Age is no barrier, sickness no barrier to living in great intimacy with God. To being used by God.
“I will pour water upon him that is thirsty and floods upon the dry ground,”
so they prayed twice weekly from 10pm to 3 – 4am for their area. In response to a further vision Peggy had, a group of men started praying at the same time in a barn. And then a preacher was brought in.
Prayer and action.
And so began an outpouring of the Holy Ghost, so powerful that communities were transformed. A revival that lasted 30 years.
That simple verse that God gives you for your area …. don’t tuck it away. Begin to pray it. Fight for it. Declare it. Plead for it. Find other like minded people and pray it together. If you have no verse/promise for your family or community… now is a good time to seek God for one.
Our nation needs God.
What verse are you pleading over your family, city, nation?
That feeling when my heart burns. When passion stirs, faith increases and excitement builds.
I have been spending the last few weeks increasing my time in prayer. Increasing time soaking in God’s presence, listening to worship music, listening to podcasts, and digging into God’s Word more. I would love to spend even more time, but life of a mum, and employer, means I can’t just take off into a cave at the moment. (oh how that would be good!)
Psalm 4:4B captivated my heart last week. Although somewhat out of context, it has gripped me afresh.
“Meditate within your heart on your bed, and be still.”
My morning commute to work has always been a great time to pray. Over this time it has become a very powerful time.
I am excited. I am praying for an awakening in NZ. I’m praying for restoration for various people/ministries I know. Fires to be re-lit, intimacy with the Holy Spirit restored. I’m praying for signs and wonders. For salvations, conviction, the Holiness of God. I’m praying for the power of God to be received when the Holy Spirit comes upon people.
I’m praying for more.
And I’m excited to read
Psalm 6:9 The Lord has heard my supplication;
The Lord will receive my prayer
I am filled with anticipation!