Anyone who is having troubles should pray. ... When a believing person prays, great things happen. -James 5:13,16 NCV

overflow with abundance

"You crown the year with a bountiful harvest; even the hard pathways overflow with abundance." (Psalm 65:11)

I don't know about you but that scripture just pours out to my spirit. It is filled with mercy and grace and it brings me such peace!

Yesterday we did door to door ministry in a small, poverty filled neighborhood in Belmopan, Belize. It was very hot and humid and the sun was intense. Aside from an occasional God-sent breeze, the day was stifling to say the least. We are working with the young pastor here trying to encourage him and help him begin some outreach in the area around his small church. We visited with many families and invited them to a celebration we will have Sunday night at his church in honor of Belize's independence but also in honor of our independence in Christ.

You don't always know the fruit of your labor. There are times when we will never see the outcome of our efforts but we have to rest in the knowledge that our Father knows. We just have to obedient to His calling.

Last night was bible study at the Baptist Tabernacle and we had a small group of  seven plus Jimbo and I. We had a time of worship through song and prayer and then we were headed out into the night to do a prayer walk around the neighborhood. As we were getting up to leave, a woman and her elderly father were walking up the path. She had brought him to the church for prayer. It was a woman that we had stopped and visited and prayed with that morning. Our hearts were filled with joy as we saw the work of the Lord beginning even that night. After a short visit and prayer over her 89-year old dad, she said she would see us Sunday.

Prayer is the key to an effective life in Christ. Prayer is the key to God working in us and through us. Our efforts never go in vain and sometimes He gives us a small glimpse of His glory to compel us to keep going on.


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