I have been thinking about starting a new store in our area. It all started when The Lord laid a thought on my heart about seven weeks ago.
On the way to church each time we pass a liquor store on the corner of the block our church is located. I started praying that this store would close. It just doesn't seem reasonable to have the power of God on one end of the block and the power of satan on the other end. I am not praying for the building to burn down or that the owners would suffer. I am praying that they will be saved.
Each time we would pass I would contine to pray for God's will. I have asked others in our church to pray too. Some have told me to just look the other direction instead of at that store. Others have said they would pray, but with that same non committal attitude. Years ago church's power in prayer was evident. I am convinced the power is still there. God's word still promises that if we pray, He answers.
My husband teaches a short class on Sunday evening with the boys of church. He challenged them to tell him of prayers that they have seen answered. They couldn't think of any. They were even were open enough to say they really didn't need to pray because their parents gave them everything they wanted. Now, that should give us all a pause for thought. Are our children actually seeing God working in their lives?
We have a beautiful church property on 14 acres. God has been so good to us.
On the very tip of the pie shaped block is the liquor store. To tell people where our church is we tell them to turn at the liquor store.
What would you do with this property if it belonged to you? Now that is where my dreaming has gone wild!