I recently went to Dublin for the day to visit one of my best friends who was visiting from Romania where she lives.
I met this amazing lady last November when I was in Romania on mission. She is one of our project leaders. Her heart is so pure, she loves God and loves the work she is doing (she is pretty incredible at it!)
While there we spent three hours in Costa coffee catching up, I haven’t seen her since September and as you can imagine we had a lot to catch up on. This wasn’t a ‘normal’ catch up between friends, this was a God catch up between two sisters. We spoke about God moving in our lives, I spoke about the move and how God had blessed me with a home where I could stay for a little while. She spoke about her ministry works and the way God is moving in their work.
On the flight home, I was tired and over emotional and got thinking, Alex always has such amazing testimony of God and what Hes doing, God moves so boldly out there. I found myself questioning God isn’t this bold here which is ridiculous😆 God is the same no matter what country you’re from!
But it got me contemplating. God doesn’t move so boldly because they’re living and working with the poorest in society, He’s not bringing His Kingdom quickly all while blessing others because they really need help. God is moving in this way because they pray courageously, they pray with expectation. They know God is going to work a miracle, therefore they all pray with that expectation, that trust, the know that actually God will do something because that’s a God they know, love and trust.
We’re all just a bit British I think when it comes to prayer, ‘god would you mind, if you can, if you’re not too busy, show me the way’
God does mind, God is busy but He longs to show you the way, He wants you to come to Him. He wants us to pray courageously and boldly with expectation. The same God that raised Lazarus from the dead loves YOU and has the same power to move in your life. So seriously- why are we waiting, why aren’t we entering prayer time with God in this way.
Colossians 4:2 (NIV)Devote yourselves to prayer, being watchful and thankful.
A day trip to Dublin has resulted in a change in my thinking , a change in my approach. And I pray that it makes you think twice!
So here’s to a week of being bold, courageous, Blessed&Thankful!