Today was a great God day! In case you don't already know God has placed in our spirit a crusade: Restoration Crusade in fact. After prayer, counsel and more prayer the name, along with the state, city and month was confirmed by more than a few people! Immediately I went out and bought a journal, listed all of the needs from tent and sound and lighting to people, and churches and Mark and I began praying of over it. Today God provided a person who has a tent, lighting, and sound! We are believing it is an answer to prayer! We are encouraging people to pray that their hearts be open.
Starting tomorrow, the halfway point, my in take will change fairly drastically; liquid through out and one small meal at five. Tonight I made a fresh pot of vegetable soup and we really enjoyed it! I am feeling pretty good and pray that God will honor all to come and "bless me indeed"!
This brings to my heart a story, one that many have heard and one many have studied. It is less a story and more a prayer. That's right, hidden away in 1 Chronicles chapter 4 among all the names of those in the line of "The sons of Judah" is a prayer. Its the prayer of a man that knew the God of Israel and his name was Jabez. The Bible says, ... Jabez cried out to the God of Israel, “Oh, that you would bless me and enlarge my territory! Let your hand be with me, and keep me from harm so that I will be free from pain.” This is a prayer that all Believers should know and request of The Almighty. We should all seek to have an enlarged territory to share the Gospel in. This is our prayer as well and like Jabez we believe that God will honor us with the same response... "And God granted his request".