The last thing I wanted to do this past Sabbath was to go out into the community. It seemed like the week was never ending. I’d had several sleepless nights and I had started to feel defeated. It wasn’t until God spoke through one of the ladies on the praise team that I decided to go.
She said, “How many times do we forget about all the things that God has brought us through, especially when we’re faced with a trial?” She went on to mention all the things that God has done for her. It was then that I realized that it wasn’t about me. Going out into the community was about the people that I would encounter while I was out in the community.
So I decided to go. I was so nervous. In fact I had decided in my head that I wasn’t going to say anything; I’d pray while my prayer partners talked. That was until we got to Ms. Edna’s house. She was an older lady who was sitting outside her house, watching us go from door to door. I was so sure that she was going to go inside when we got to her house. To my surprise, she stayed outside.
It was my turn to be the “talker” so I asked if there was anything she needed us to pray for. I think that she was so surprised that people from the nearby church wanted to pray for her that she wasn’t sure what she wanted us to pray for. Just seeing her reaction made my day.
I had a great experience, and I think that you will too, if you decide to join us the next time we go out. Going out into community this past Sabbath was not something that I planned to do after the week I had, but it was what God planned for me.
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