Wednesday, January 20, 2010

Underestimating Prayer

I am guilty of underestimating the power of prayer.

When I heard of the devastation in Haiti and saw the pictures, I immediately began thinking, "How much can we give? What 'things' can I send? Could I go?" At that moment, we didn't have any money in the bank to send, I was hearing 'things' weren't needed and I'm not sure if I physically can handle hot weather under stressful situations, so I began to feel guilty.

I don't have boo coos of money, things were not needed and I couldn't go.

I remember walking into the kitchen, crying because the images were just too much. I remember feeling so guilty because I could not provide the money necessary to help the Haitians survive.

Then God hit me.

"Megan, you are not believing in the power of ME."

He was right! I was wallowing in my misery because I couldn't send money. What those people need are some sold out Christians to get on our knees and pray for God to help, heal, rescue, give Life and fill hurting hearts with amazing hope.

I realized money doesn't fix the problems of this world. At this point, money isn't going to fix the problems in Haiti, it will help, but what I need to do is pray my butt off....

... and quit underestimating the power my God has.

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For Christ's love compels us, because we are convinced that one died for all, and therefore all died. -Corinthians 5:14