I asked a friend this weekend, "What do you do, when all your dreams come true?" When a prayer is answered after over 20 years, where do you go from here? I guess it is time to form a new vision, one with the answered prayer in it. It is so wonderful to see God's hand move. It is amazing to see a family, divided in faith, now complete in Him. I know the Heavens are rejoicing, as is our family and church.
God doesn't say, now that I've answered your prayer, I am moving on. He walks with us, abides with us, loves us and continues to guide us...answering our prayers.
When Bo was preaching on Sunday morning, he brought up a message that Bishop Don Bledsoe preached during our conference...The Power of One. How often we underestimate our place in the Kingdom of God. We think that we are insignificant because we have such little authority or influence. Bishop Estep told us a story a little while ago about Mahalia Jackson, as she stood behind Martin Luther King during his famous, I Have A Dream speech. He wasn't going to share his dream with the crowd, he had already finished his speech that he had prepared and then a voice from behind said, "Tell them about your dream Martin." Just that little encouragement set a nation on fire...set us on a new path. Formed a new vision with the answered prayer in it. It gives me goose pimples just thinking about it.
When my friends husband walked into a Wednesday night service, it ignited something in our church, in their family, in the lives of people all over. THE POWER OF ONE!!! Just like when the lame man at the gate called Beautiful, walked into the temple...lives were changed. (Thanks Bishop Hilton)
It wasn't the Apostles who brought 5,000 to Christ, it was the lame man who had been healed. THE POWER OF ONE!!!
Let me encourage you today, when God answers your prayers, don't stop there. Let those answered prayers be a witness to the world of the power and love of our amazing Creator. Form a new vision with the answered prayer in it. Say to your neighbors, friends, family...LOOK WHAT THE LORD HAS DONE!!!