Faith to build the prayer house?
When we came back from the UK we, and 4 staff returning from missions or in the base, said they all felt like we should build a prayer house. So, with enough money to start but not finish we have stepped out in faith again praise God! It’s a house just to talk to God alone, not for teaching, not for meetings, not even prayer meetings when we talk to each other, we want this prayer house to be for seeking God alone, a place set aside for him, His space, His heart His vision. I love stepping out in faith when I know He’s leading, We’re confident this is Him and so though our building fund is now in the negative He will provide! To do a thing when you have confidence because you have the substance needed is short of faith where God is calling us, to walk by faith but not by sight. I love to feel- the excitement of God’s Word in me that He has spoken a thing that will happen and my will responds to step out trusting Him that I have the substance because we have what He has said. I find I can’t walk by faith if all I look at is the red sea full of water in front of me, my bank account rapidly emptying of cash, I can’t step out in faith. The gift of faith that God can give us- what I taste again as I share this with you- faith that ushers me into the excitement of meeting with God on my knees in His house, seeing the staff and students walking out with tears in their eyes and glory in their hearts after an hour with their lovely Savior. A new presence and God centered ministry flowing out of what has now developed into a two story prayer tower of encounter. I can feel the fear and self-criticism as I let my mind dwell too long on how my own finances will leave a prayer tower unfinished- the scripture ringing in my ears from Luke 14:28-30 28 For which of you, intending to build a tower, does not sit down first and count the cost, whether he has enough to finish it— 29 lest, after he has laid the foundation, and is not able to finish, all who see it begin to mock him, 30 saying, ‘This man began to build and was not able to finish’? But then faith obliterates fear as I know that we do not labor in vain when the builder and maker is God, that my end, my limit, my lack is where His miracle will manifest and when it does the glory goes to Him because it was not built because of our riches but because of obedience to step out and walk an unknown path where He leads us.
I write this for two reasons, firstly as I feel God’s encouragement to share the process of our faith walk with friends and family, sharing the battles and struggles of developing 3 other outreach centers and two building projects on site, developing a team and paying off the last of our property loan this year. We want to do this so that we can Praise God together when He does it, we want you to be more connected- more invested on a heart level with the amazing breakthroughs that He brings because you have maybe tasted of the process of faith. Secondly we believe that God is calling others to step out in faith- to not look at your substance and ability when you make a decision and choose to step out, but to look at His infinite substance and ability in you. To take time to dig deep in the place of intimacy with Jesus and then when you taste faith, mixed in the whispers of God in your heart and the good desires He is growing there, to step out and start to build your tower of faith on the rock of His Word.