Updated: Jun 6, 2019

By Eva Mayne

I grew up in a Christian household with all the furnishings: going to church regularly, praying before mealtimes, and keeping away from bad language. Of course, I still do those things, but now there is a difference. When I was younger, I didn’t have a full sense of God. At the age of 8, I was baptized and felt like scales had fallen from my eyes and I received new sight when I was lifted up from the water (Acts 9:18). I was super pumped to see what God had in store for me, but I still felt enclosed. I felt like I couldn’t be the one to pray, and that I wasn’t a very powerful prayer warrior. I thought that everyone looked down at me and saw a little girl who still had much more to see and couldn’t be capable of much. This thought floated in the back of my head for about four years until one night I woke up and had a sort of epiphany! God doesn’t need me to be an adult to use me in powerful ways. He want to use me powerfully now!

Today, I am not only open to praying for people, but I actually do it and am even on the prayer team here at New Hope. I love to partner people in their difficulties and I love to hear what God has to say to peole through me. And sometimes, when I pray, things happen! Once I prayed for a pregnant lady in church for peace and she felt a physical response to what God was doing. She was encouraged and so was I!

You see, if you are feeling like God wants to use you but you are powerless, look to God and ask Him how He wants to empower you and step into that action!



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