You know how when making a fire its pretty small at first but you have plenty of wood stacked on it anyways? Why is that extra wood on there? Well it’s for when the fire finally catches it has something to fuel it. That’s how I would describe the current situation at one of our main universities we work on – the University of Western Cape (UWC).
In the same way you add fuel to a small fire in hopes that it will catch and grow, UWC has gone from one student hosting weekly bible study meetings where he was the only one showing up, to that same student now teaching and leading a weekly group with upwards of 20 students in attendance. I was amazed to come to the campus to join their meeting to find these students with hands joined praying that God would use them; praying that more people would come to know Him.
Stories would roll in weekly as they would go out sharing their faith and seeing people hear the gospel and accept Christ and be invited to join their weekly meetings where they grow together. Every time I go to that campus I’m tripping over my bottom lip because my jaw is sitting on the floor and I keep forgetting to pick it up. But, isn’t this what we prayed for? Isn’t this what I told the student would happen if we do our part and stay close to God in prayer? Sometimes we forget that God hears our prayers and is always in the process of answering them.
As the classes come to an end on this campus, I’m sure that next year will be one to remember as these students continue to walk in the power of the Holy Spirit on fire with for the Gospel.
I guess all you need is one match that has been lit in order to light the entire match box ablaze.