Thursday, October 21, 2010

Do It In A Dark Place

This past September I had the privilege of traveling to Georgetown, Guyana in South America. Twenty-two Associate Pastors and I made the long journey from Miami, Florida to Georgetown, Guyana. A few days after our arrival, we were given our ministry assignments which involved serving alongside Guyanese Pastors in their ministerial settings. One of my assignments entailed visiting the Horizon Youth and Young Adult Home. At the Horizon center, we held a brief, but impacting revival service and provided them with food to prepare meals.

The revival service began around 5:15 p.m. (which begins sunset in Georgetown) and praise, worship, scripture reading, and prayer went on for about 30 minutes. As I patiently waited to preach, I notice that it was getting dark outside and the lights at the center were not working. To my delight a young man found a lamp to provide light. But, to my dismay the lamp gave off as much light as “two cell phones”. Since I am a manuscript preacher this alarmed me; it was almost as if the large dark room swallowed up the light from lamp. Needless to say, I grew nervous about embarking on this task of preaching without lights. But, I heard God say, “I am with you.”

I want to encourage you today! Whatever darkness you may be facing; whatever situation you may find yourself in and the light is dim…DO IT IN A DARK PLACE. If you have to start the business with no money…DO IT IN A DARK PLACE. If you have to start the ministry with no help…DO IT IN A DARK PLACE. If you have to raise the children by yourself…DO IT IN A DARK PLACE. Know that where there is darkness the God on the inside of you is more than enough light. God is with you…DO IT IN THE DARK!

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