Last week at our church’s weekly prayer meeting, Pastor Vince noted that he felt the call for the church to take this week’s Monday meeting to the streets. Several of us stayed at the church building to offer up prayers of protection and support, while the others went out and prayed for the community, even entering into pubs and fast food establishments to pray for those there.
As with many godly acts it didn’t come easily. The skies opened and the “street team” faced some of the heaviest downpours we have seen in several months. But their fire was not dampened, and though wet they saw the opportunity to affect the community and took it.
” . . . As it is written: ‘How beautiful are the feet of those who bring good news!’ (Romans 10:15b).” The beauty was truly there in the obedience and commitment to make a difference!
This attitude of taking all of the available opportunities to serve God was one that Dianne understood. It is, I am sure, more than coincidence that my perusal today of her testimony journal* contained this passage:
“i have been very aware that 1 Peter 5: 7 instructs us to cast all our anxieties on him, because we know that he cares for us. I know these trials are disguised opportunities, i just need to look for openings. I have been able to share my faith with my gp and now with the hospice workers i have met. Next week i meet the hospice doctor and another opportunity. At the same time i continue these weekly postings, and talk with friends via im and give and receive encouragement and prayers. Even housebound, i can touch the outside world thanks to modern technology and hopefully give glory to God. For that i am very grateful. I can still serve Him, even now.”
Let us too, look for the opportunities to serve Him!
*Dianne’s posting 27 April 19