The Lord has used our weekly prayer meetings to bring us out of an attitude of competition into one of collaboration. This has also opened the door for us to minister to
one another, pastor to pastor. One example is the morning I received an encouraging phone
call from a fellow pastor. At that time I was overwhelmed by several tragedies in my family. When I answered the phone, I asked if
someone had shared with him about what had happened, and he said, "No, the Lord put it on my heart to call you."
double blessing this was to me! First, that the Lord put it
on a pastor's heart to call right at the moment that I needed someone to
minister to me. Secondly, that this pastor was willing to listen to the Lord's leading and take time to
listen to my situation, give me words of
encouragement, and pray for me.
Through this experience I felt the faithfulness of my Lord through the faithfulness of my pastor friend.