There is no-one like our God
Posted on July 12, 2011 by Sarah Reynolds
Street evangelism in downtown Minneapolis on a Friday night is an intense time of spiritual warfare and oppression. However, God is moving in this city in powerful ways, and it is amazing to see him become more real to people.
‘You’re the Light in this darkness
You’re the Hope to the hopeless
You’re the Peace to the restless
Jesus came for the sick, not for those who didn’t need a doctor. He ate with sinners, tax collectors and outcasts. I continually need to pray that God will show me these people through his eyes, and to break my heart for them. He does..but he only gives me a tiny glimpse of his heart for them; if he showed us the whole then it would literally break us. His Fathers heart is full of a love so pure and powerful, that whenever I pray I get a new revelation of this furious love.
These people like so many others are hungry; they are searching for something to fill that part in everyones heart that can only be filled by the one who created it. This last Friday, one woman who I talked to accepted my offer to pray for her so eagerly that I was surprised. When I asked what I should pray for, she said to just pray, with a look of expectancy over her face. This woman wanted God, but for whatever reason had walked away years ago. But here on the streets she once again encountered the Fathers love for her. We have something so precious and valuable, but we need to share it with those who don’t have it, or who have lost it due to circumstances like being hurt by the church. We need to remind them that there is a God who sees them and loves them.
When on the streets, you can feel the spiritual darkness heavily, more so in certain areas. If you remember to pray, we would appreciate people praying that God would keep us safe, both physically and spiritually. Just this last Friday one of those out evangelising was paralysed and unable to speak for a while due to spiritual attack. But as soon as others started praying over him, he began to start speaking again, although physical recovery was slow. But God is keeping watch we know, and we have seen the power of prayer.
Also please pray that we would continually listen to who God wants us to talk to, and for the words to speak. That he would keep us humble, and we would just let him work through us.
Update on plans…
My plans currently are to stay for at least one more year here at college, but after that I am still unsure. I am praying about doing the 16-month internship overseas – either in Kenya, France, Indonesia or Thailand. You stay with or near a missionary family already based in each of these places. The first four months is language and culture learning. After this you do whatever ministry opportunities you can, for most this has been teaching English and doing friendship evangelism. I am planning to go through the application process for this, but I would love prayer for clear direction in where I should go and what I should do next.
Hope you are all doing well and enjoying the summer