Often when ministering either the leader I am working for or the Holy Spirit will change topics or directions at the last minute. When this happens I sit down quickly and jot down what I believe needs to be said with regard to the changes. This means relying heavily on the Holy Spirit at every turn – and there are many turns when it comes to ministering trans-locally… many last minute changes and adjustments.
On this trip alone – in the last ten days we have been in Ukraine – every day has seen major adjustments to topics, schedules, locations, events … it reminds me of an old non-Bible proverb: “Blessed are the flexible for they shall not be broken.” The Holy Spirit is faithful and He always allows things to turn out well for those being ministered to even if it is a bit of a stretch for my faith and my abilities. This simply means being more dependant upon God and not relying on my own wisdom and understanding.
So, we plan and prepare and then trust God to do what God does best. And, He is faithful and powerful and always blesses His people. This is especially so when it comes to His leaders who have sacrificed much for the Gospel and give and give every day for the Kingdom. When we come together, as we have this past week, to learn and grow in the things of the Lord He truly does meet us where we are and bless us with His presence and with great wisdom and understanding. Paul speaks in Ephesians, Chapter One about “the Spirit of wisdom and understanding in the knowledge of the Lord Jesus Christ” and that aspect of the Holy Spirit has certainly been very evident here this week at our School for Apostles and Prophets (in training).
Thank you for praying and standing with us in faith for this powerful week and the School. It is so important to surround these events in prayer and we appreciate you standing with us on a daily basis. God truly does answer prayer. Today (Sunday) we spend a day with New Generation Church in L’vov (the same city where we have been holding te School) and we have one service to minister at. We have been asked to speak about the prophetic. We will, of course, minister prophetically. Please be in prayer for this church and their pastor Alexander Zhuk as well as our main team members who, after two weeks of ministry, are beginning to show some wear-and-tear. Many thanks.