Prayer And Open Doors (9 of 14) by Donald Cantrell

Prayer And Open Doors (9 of 14)
Series: It Was Just A Prayer Meeting
Donald Cantrell
Acts 10

Introduction:

In Acts we find the accounts of 2 men praying, one possibly seeking salvation and one possibly seeking souls. Then as the story progresses we find that a third person is involved, the mediator that links the two prayers. The Holy Spirit brings the 2 prayers together and shows us the importance of taking advantage of open doors.

It is one thing for man to seek God to open doors of opportunity and altogether more for us to take advantage of those open doors. It is noteworthy if God closes a door, but even greater if God opens a door. The book of Acts was primarily written so that we can see how God brings the gentiles into the family.

Nothing Is To Hard for God

A small congregation in the foothills of the Great Smokies built a new sanctuary on a piece of land willed to them by a church member. Ten days before the new church was to open, the local building inspector informed the pastor that the parking lot was inadequate for
the size of the building. Until the church doubled the size of the
parking lot, they would not be able to use the new sanctuary. Unfortunately, the church with its undersized parking lot had used every inch of their land except for the mountain against which it had been built. In order to build more parking spaces, they would have to move the mountain out of the back yard.

MOUNTAIN-MOVING FAITH

Undaunted, the pastor announced the next Sunday morning that he would meet that evening with all members who had ''mountain moving faith.'' They would hold a prayer session asking God to remove the mountain from the back yard and to somehow provide enough money to have it paved and painted before the scheduled opening dedication service the
following week.

At the appointed time, 24 of the congregation's 300 members assembled for prayer. They prayed for nearly three hours. At ten o'clock the pastor said the final ''Amen.'' ...


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