As some of you already know I recently began leading a group that meets at the local woman’s shelter. The first week we met I gave my testimony and afterwards there was a lot of prayer, healing and ministry to the women.
One women, desperate for work, was connected with a lady that attended from our church who offered her a job. She has now been employed for several weeks.
We ended up staying until 10pm because God was moving mightily that night.
The next week, the day before I was to teach, flash flood warnings were issued across the city. The Salvation Army was hit. The room where the boys and girls club meet was flooded. The next week they began meeting in the chapel due to flood damage to their meeting room.
Two sisters staying at the shelter came my first night teaching and were a tremendous blessing to all in attendance. They were both highly anointed and operating in the gift of prophecy and wisdom. One shared how on the night of the flood several signs were given warning them of the need to pray against spiritual attacks.
One of the sisters, a powerful woman of faith, had been told she had to leave the next day. She was helping women there bound by the enemy, and was being forced out for no good reason.
The amount of pain and suffering that is encompassed within the walls of this shelter is palpable. The day after the flood there was a spirit of chaos stronger than I have ever seen before there.
We have met 4 times since the flood and although the last three weeks we have had to wait for the boys and girls club to clear out first, we haven’t thought it a big deal.
Last night I received this email:
The former group leader and I are praying about this today before I respond. We typically meet on Thursday nights. It is my hope that we will somehow still be able to meet tomorrow.
This morning I woke up and was considering holding the meeting at my house.
As it has been, I show up early and go around speaking with the ladies and inviting them to come. There is only one consistent attendee from the shelter, the others come and go, sometime even during the meeting.
Many don’t have vehicles. I know that myself and another group member from my church could carpool if we decided to try this route.
No doubt getting women to come to my house would be a long shot. The women can be skittish and would likely feel too confined and committed to attend this way.
In the spring we met a few times out back. There is a playground and picnic tables. Perhaps as long as the weather obliges the volunteer coordinator would give us the go ahead.
I don’t believe it’s Gods will for me to stop reaching out to these women, even for a month.
Please pray for wisdom, favor, open doors, provision, power and grace to flow into this situation in abundance.
Pray that I won’t cave to my fears that I am not up for this task, not equipped for this fight and that I can’t be much help to others because of my own messiness anyway.
Push in? Pull back?
I can feel Satan pushing me to just go with the month off. I’m sure he would like that time to lull me into an apathetic attitude about the whole assignment.
To me, the one reluctant to step into my calling, this is a crossroads.
What are you coming up against in your own life that is asking you to push in, while at the same time presenting an enticing opportunity to pull back and hit cruise control?