There are some great moments in ministry. There are days when it is obvious how much it is totally worth every bit of effort and every bit of sacrifice.
Yesterday was not one of those days.
Yesterday was one of those days that breaks your heart; where you can’t even cry because you are just in shock. I think if anything, I haven’t realized how cunning and powerful the enemy of our souls can be. I haven’t prayed hard enough for my contacts. It’s the hardest thing in the world to watch someone come to Christ in a powerful way, to see God do so many incredible things in their lives, to live life with them in many ways and to give a part of your heart to them just to watch them walk away. I can’t explain the horrible emotions I experienced. I just wanted to throw up.
However, at the same moment that the emotions began to rile up within me, I was reminded of God’s unrelenting love and His irrevocable call. I was reminded that the battle is not over for this family; it is just beginning. I was reminded of the power of prayer and how the deep love I have for these people must set the hurt aside and pray powerfully against the enemy’s plan for them. I was reminded of how much I still believe in God’s dream for their lives and how I’m not going to be satisfied with what I saw yesterday. This is not the end of the story. I will not walk away dejected. I will walk straight to the throne room of God and wage war.
Is there someone you know that has chosen to walk away from the life God desires for them? Don’t stay in the place of sadness and defeat. The battle is just beginning! Commit to intercede for them like never before! If you truly believe that the light is stronger than the darkness, declare the light of Christ over his or her life. Allow the deep emotions you feel to propel you to a deeper level of intercession. This is war. You are Christ’s soldier. Now go fight.