Matthew 10:7-8

As you go, preach, saying, "the kingdom of heaven is at hand."
Heal the sick, cleanse the lepers, raise the dead, cast out demons. Freely you have received, freely give.

Healing at the Bus station

I've always had a special place in my heart for the bus station or subway station. Why? two words "captive audience" what a place to preach the gospel. I can remember as a new convert years ago riding on subways in Boston and taking advantage of the awkward silence of a subway to preach the Gospel with my friends. Truly Christian "entertainment" at it's best.

Anyway Wednesday we decided to hit the bus station, with the days getting shorter it's a pretty safe place at night. As you could guess I worked late and had gone in early without much sleep. I was pretty tired and not feeling very spiritual. Well the enemy is very sympathetic to our flesh and began to whisper "you should stay home and take it easy".

(you can mark it down most times when you plan on doing something for God your flesh and the devil will tell you this really is not convenient) Thankfully my wife was pretty fired up about preaching the Gospel that night and it got me encouraged as well.

When we got there we first looked for people who needed obvious healing crutches, canes, wheelchairs. Well we found all three but no one was open for prayer, many times the first few people we encounter are not open but as we continue to press in things usually change. And change they did, Renee started preaching to two women on a bench and before long they started getting really encouraged one was a believer and her faith started to get all stirred up pretty soon she was preaching to us. The other women had pain in both knees so we began to pray for her after prayer she couldn't find the pain any where praise God. We all began to praise God and thank Him for showing up.

After that we decided to go to the inside of the bus station I found a man named Daryl who needed healing in his back as he began to test it out he couldn't find the pain anywhere. We also ministered to a man from Africa a man we really felt God was gonna use powerfully. We left encouraged and energized, I forgot all about how tired I was and we were both so thankful we had jumped out of the boat.

No comments: