What Can Two Old Ladies Do?

1943689-a-photo-of-two-old-women-with-their-dog-enjoying-the-sunsetD.L. Moody was visiting a large dead church in London. This church probably had not seen God move in years. There was an elderly woman who went home after the morning service, and told her invalid sister that they were going to spend the rest of the afternoon in prayer.

That old lady was tired of attending a dead church. She knew D.L. Moody was in town, and she wanted the power of God back on him. She was sick and tired of seeing nothing happen in her church, and so she wanted to do something about it. They didn’t just spend five minutes passively praying to God. These old women meant business, and I would imagine that the throne room in heaven was experiencing something like an earthquake.

When D.L. Moody stood behind the pulpit at the service that night, he could feel something different. The singing was different. The praying was different. The offering was different. People were getting excited sitting in the pews. People were starting to shout and say Amen.

At the end of the service, when the invitation came, D.L. said, “If you don’t know Christ as your personal Lord and Savior, would you please stand to your feet.” Five hundred people stood to their feet, and he thought they misunderstood him. He said, “No y’all sit down, you must’ve misunderstood me. If you don’t know Christ as your personal Lord and Savior, and you don’t know right now that heaven would be your home in eternity, please right now stand to your feet!”

Five hundred people stood to their feet, came to the altar, and a great revival broke out in London, England. Why? Because two old ladies, one of them invalid, were sick and tired of how things were. God burdened their hearts to pray, because that’s all they could do, and He showed them that He answers prayer in a mighty way.

They could’ve had a poor attitude and told God that their prayers couldn’t do anything. They could’ve been satisfied with being saved their selves, and not having a burden for the lost. They could’ve said they were tired, and spent the rest of the afternoon watching “The Notebook” on the couch. They could’ve said they didn’t have time because they had too much housework to do. But no, they got serious with God, and decided that they weren’t going to play any more games.

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About Golden Gems from Grandma

Over Forty years ago, the Holy Spirit opened my eyes that I was a sinner on my way to Hell. The Lord Jesus forgave me of my sins, cleansed me from all unrighteousness, and began a new work.in my heart. I have worn many hats in my earthly journey; being a Mother, Grandmother, Great Grandmother, Nurse, WAC Veteran; Sunday School teacher and writer, however, It was God that worketh in me both to will and to do of His good pleasure. My ministry of writing has opened up many opportunities to share the Gospel of Jesus Christ and to teach and encourage the brethren in their walk with the Lord
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3 Responses to What Can Two Old Ladies Do?

  1. Most revivals have started with one or two individuals.

    In the words of Ralph Spaulding Cushman:

    Set us afire, Lord,
    Stir us, we pray!
    While the world perishes
    We go our way,
    Purposeless, passionless,
    Day after day.
    Set us afire, Lord,
    Stir us, we pray!

  2. Planting Potatoes says:

    AMEN! praise God for the power of prayer that he has equipped us with!

  3. ptl2010 says:

    Let’s get serious with God. Thanks for the encouragement Grandma.

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