There’s a story of a group of college students who went to visit the home of John Wesley, founder of the Methodist church. They noticed there were indentions on the floor of his room where he knelt to pray each day. After the tour, the class loaded on their bus. When the teacher counted, there was one missing. He went back through the property looking for the student and found him kneeling in those imprints praying, “Do it again, Lord. Do it again!” The teacher quietly walked up, tapped Billy Graham on the shoulder and let him know they had to leave.
I love that story because Billy understood that if God did it in the past for someone else, He could do it again for him. King David understood that same thing. In Psalm 126, David remembered how God had delivered the Israelites in the past. Then in verses 4-6 he prayed, “And now, GOD, do it again— bring rains to our drought-stricken lives So those who planted their crops in despair will shout hurrahs at the harvest, So those who went off with heavy hearts will come home laughing, with armloads of blessing” (MSG).
What has God done for someone else that you need Him to do for you? God is the same yesterday, today and forever. What He’s done for others, He will do again for you. You need to find your place where there are indentions on the floor, get in them and pray that God will do it again for you. I believe that what we sow in tears through prayer, we will reap as a harvest of blessing. If God hasn’t answered your prayers yet, keep planting those seeds of prayer. He will do it again in time.
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3 responses to “Do It Again”
God we BELIEVE You will do it again
You will bring us through…..AGAIN….
You hear our prayers ………AGAIN….
You supply our needs………..AGAIN
You forgive us………………….AGAIN
You protect us……AGAIN
YOU LOVE US ……..AGAIN AND AGAIN!
THANK YOU HEAVENLY FATHER!
I LOVE this!
This is a nice, inspirational story, however, I’m a little bit suspicious when stories like this replace God’s Word for inspiration. Have you fact-checked this story? I have to admit that is sounds a bit far-fetched:
It is purported, that in 1940, Dr. J. Edwin Orr took a group of Wheaton College students to study abroad in England. One of their stops included the Epworth Rectory. The rectory now serves as a Methodist museum, but it was the home of John Wesley, the founder of the Methodist movement.
In 1940, at the onset of the Battle of Britain a group of college students from Wheaton, Illinois traveled across the Atlantic Ocean to Oxford, England? I’m assuming they would have flown due to the threat of Nazi submarines in the North Atlantic. Billy Graham would have been 22 years old at the time which is reasonable, but Dr. J. Edwin Orr would only have been 28 years old. On January 15, 1940, Orr was ordained in the Emmanuel Baptist Church in Newark, New Jersey. He continued to preach and write, making a tour of the West Indies and Central America in 1940 and publishing Always Abounding. He got his M.A. from Northwestern in 1942. So, Orr’s and Graham’s paths would have easily crossed both being in the Chicago area around this time. However, the trip to England seems a bit far-fetched.
Let’s be inspired by God’s Holy Word, a firm foundation, a surer word, rather than the stories of man which are subject to hyperbole and error.
I could be wrong here – I hope I am because this is a very inspirational story, however, it is God’s truth that will set us free.