I’ve been doing spring cleaning and getting rid of extraneous stuff lately. I was going through my stacks of writings and notes and found a gem from 23 years ago that I want to share with you all. I hope it blesses you.

When my youngest started pre-school on Tuesdays and Thursdays, I began planning the things I could accomplish while she was at school. Then…the still, small voice “Give Me your Tuesdays.” At first, I tried rationalizing. “But Lord, I can do this, that and more.” He repeated what He’d just said. I love my Jesus so I said, “Okay, Lord, I’ll go.There’s no one else I’d rather serve.”

Let me explain what happens on Tuesdays at 9:30 am at 1st Assembly of God in Rapid City, SD. We have a Ladies Prayer Clinic. The Lord wanted me to be a prayer warrior!

The first several times I went, there were 10 to 12 ladies. As time went on the number dwindled due to various circumstances. Eventually, it was just me most of the time.

I remember walking into the office for the prayer requests one Tuesday and getting a note saying I’d be all alone again. I went into the school secretary’s office to tell her, and she just gave me another prayer request! Then I walked by the school and told the cook. She said,”The Lord bless you for your faithfulness.” “Yeah, yeah.” I thought.

As I settled into my chair and began to complain, the Lord spoke. “Are We no one?”

How could I forget?! The Scriptures say in John 17 that Jesus prays for us, and the Holy Spirit intercedes with groans too deep for words! Romans 8:26-28. Look at John 17:21:

…that they may all be one; even as Thou, Father, art in Me, and I in Thee, that they also may be in Us; that the world may believe that Thou didst send Me.”

One, no separation. The Power Team was there! That revelation was a turning point in my prayer life. I began bringing in anything I could find that we could pray about, and lists of people we could pray for!

Looking back, I see how Jesus used these lovely ladies, as well as my grumbling episode, to teach me more about prayer. Each one taught me something about how to go to God humbly, yet boldly seeking His intervention.

When I go into that little room now, I say, “Are we ready Gentlemen?” What an honor to serve the Most High God.

* As I was reading this, I was reminded of two things: Don’t make plans, haha, and do what He asks of you! You won’t regret it, and how wonderful that He is always with us and for us! Be blessed beloved ones. Hallelujah and Amen.*

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