The other night I was sitting in my daughter’s room feeding her & praying over the day to come. It was going to be an important day. The couple we will be joining in Kenya were coming to stay with us for two weeks. As I prayed the usual- safe travels, great fellowship, etc. I found myself thinking about the fact that they had been praying for people to join the ministry for the past 3 and a 1/2 years. The same exact time Clinton and I had been learning & growing in a non-traditional church format which gave us direct experience that we will carry into the ministry. As I thought about that I found a prayer welling up inside my heart that emerged as this: “Thank you for making me an answer to prayer.” What an interesting prayer I thought. Could be presumptuous. But it wasn’t.
No, it was a simple, humble recognition of my place in the realm of His divine purpose and the acknowledgement of my yielding to it. When we say to the Lord, “I surrender to You, to Your purpose”, we are inherently agreeing to not only do things for Him but also to be something He uses for others.
Like a string that gets laid down to show the condition of an edge, being an answer to prayer can show us how aligned with God’s purpose we are.