I remember one morning walking to Hy-Vee Grocery Store and seeing a dead pheasant lying next to the road.
“Hey, we might be able to make a stew out of that bird,” said Tony.
“Actually, I’m trying to make up my mind whether I’m that desperate yet.”
Humor helps during bad times, but we were also serious prayer warriors, who believed God could use us to advance His kingdom. We waited on the Lord each morning to discover how He wanted us to pray.
Once, we felt the Holy Spirit wanted us to pray for Northern Ireland and its violent unrest at the time. We began praying in tongues, waiting on the Holy Spirit to show us a clear direction on how to intercede for the war-torn area. I then had a vision in which I saw bodies of young people piled in heaps on the streets of Belfast, thousands of them. All had their lives snuffed out by the continued violence between the Catholics and Protestants.
The vision so disturbed me I could do nothing but weep. Tony and I eventually prayed as best we could to stop this vision from happening in Ireland, but we had no peace about it. I also felt that I had an important prophetic word for Northern Ireland within my spirit, waiting to be given.
I went to my bedroom afterward and prayed, asking the Lord to give the prophecy to some well-known preacher. Who would listen to me?
(The above is an excerpt from my memoir, The Hunt for Larry Who, an Amazon eBook.)
Don’t we all reach this point in our walks with the Lord where we wonder why God would even bother to use us in prayer or whatever? After all, we’re nobodies. Shouldn’t He use somebody who is more well-known by the Body of Christ rather than using nobodies like you and me?
Little children, you are from God and have overcome them, for He who is in you is greater than he who is in the world. (1 John 4:4)
The lesson I learned that day in my bedroom was the Greater One lived inside me. He was the One that mattered, not me or my name or my reputation.
So, let us never forget that the power of heaven lives inside us and our prayers are backed by Him.
(Continued in Part 16…earlier parts can be read by clicking here or above on the header.)