This experience in Central Asia was a result of what I learned from last week’s post about what makes me listen. Click here if you haven’t had a chance to read it.
“listen to His voice and hold fast to Him for the Lord is your life” Deut. 30:20
One day, our family decided to go prayer walk through a tiny village not too far from our home. We liked to go to the most forgotten corners of Central Asia while we were there and pray for the salvation of people in areas where it was likely that no other Christian had ever walked.
On this particular day, it began to rain right when we got out of our car. We were tempted to just turn around and go back home but instead we loaded the kids in the double stroller, raised their umbrellas and started walking.
The village was so small that everyone noticed as the foreigners drove up and people were conspicuously peaking out of their windows in utter curiosity as we walked by. We prayed through the streets. We asked that this rain would be a blessing. We asked that as it fell it would sweep through the streets into every corner and cleanse them from darkness. Then, we loaded back up to leave. Usually, we meet someone who is open through a friendship through this process but on this particular day, no one spoke to us.
As we were leaving, I noticed an old village lady squatting by the side of the road, watching us drive off. I really felt a strong prompting to get out and pray for her. I asked J to stop the car and he waited while I got out and squatted down beside her on the side of the road.
I explained that we had been there to pray blessing over her village and her people. I let her know about praying in the name of Jesus and the power that comes with His name. I asked if there was any specific way I could pray for her before we left.
She said, “Your God has already answered your prayer for blessing. We haven’t had rain for months in our village and our farmers need it badly. When your car drove up, it began to rain.”
And do you know, when we drove out of the village that day, the rain stopped just as abruptly as it started.
We serve a powerful God. We just had to ask in the name of Jesus. He longs to bless us.
“listen to His voice and hold fast to Him for the Lord is your life.” Deut. 30:20