Saturday, September 21, 2019

Power In Prayer

Hey Friends,

This is Odie reporting in from Mississippi. Today the tent is going up for the final time in 2019. I am excited to be back in Richton once again. We always have a phenomenal time under The Gospel tent with Pastor Scott Morris and the congregation of First Assembly! We would love to see you under the tent this week too. Revival begins tomorrow night and runs through Friday. 

Power In Prayer
Earlier this week we were in Cantonment, Florida. While we were there, I spent time in the evangelist quarters at Beams of Light Holiness Church. I have great memories from my first stay in those quarters in 2008 with my cousin Deidre. 

The Lord met with us there and it is a special place for us. We will always treasure our fond memories that were collected while there. We laughed a ton and had a blast spending time together and with the Lord in our midst.

One special time happened late at night after a service that built our faith. We had a sweet time in our nightly devotions. That evening we read Mathew chapter seven and verses seven and eight became real to us. 

Matthew 7:7-8
7  Ask, and it shall be given you; seek, and ye shall find; knock, and it shall be opened unto you:
8 For every one that asketh receiveth; and he that seeketh findeth; and to him that knocketh it shall be opened.

I remember discussing theses verses with Deidre that night. We decided if the Bible said to ask, seek and knock then we were going to do those three things in prayer. Deidre and I joined together and believed for many things that were important to us. We had a Holy Ghost prayer meeting in our bedroom that night. It was amazing! I know neither of us will never forget the way God met with us. 

Eleven years later I can testify that we have watched many of those prayers answered in our lives and in the lives of others! Some things took years to see the full answer and others we are still waiting to get our answers. I know they will come according to God’s timing. 

The prayers that have been answered came to pass in ways we never imagined. Several times over the years we have reminded each other of the time that we knew our petitions were heard. The answer was definitely on the way. We had to keep believing and trusting the Lord. 

As I visited our spiritual monument this week, I had joyful praise in my heart. I was reminded of the blessed assurance that I felt from God. It was absolutely real in the summer of 2008 and that has not changed in 2019. 

I am so grateful that I can go boldly to the throne of grace and talk to my God. He hears me anytime I call to Him! I know from experience that there is power in prayer. 

I want to give you a personal reminder. Your petitions are being heard today. Please take courage!  A song by the southern gospel group, 11th Hour, has been on repeat in my heard this week. Click here to hear Power In Prayer on YouTube.

Thank you for taking some time with me today.


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