Stella dhinakaran

Broken to serve

Sis. Stella Dhinakaran
08 Jun
In 1986, when we lost our beloved daughter Angel in a car accident, we were in unspeakable agony as a family.  We survived and served the Lord with only the strength of the Holy Spirit.  Once, in 1988, as I was sitting inside the car and looking outside, God showed me two women who were chit chatting and whiling away their time.  It looked as if they did not have any concern for God’s heart.  The Holy Spirit asked me, “What are you going to do for such women?” I was taken aback for a moment.  As led by God, ten women who were godly and had strong desire to sit at His feet gathered to pray from then on.  As the Bible says, “For where two or three are gathered together in My name, I am there in the midst of them” (Matthew 18:20), the Lord Himself guided us to pray for the welfare of women. Thereafter, we decided to gather in various places in small groups.  This is how we began “Esther Prayer Group” on 31 March 1988 in the Jesus Calls Prayer Tower, Chennai campus.  The Lord has led us all these 31 years which has now grown worldwide with thousands of praying women. Esther Prayer Group is a place where one can find ministry done with motherly love and comfort for women who are broken-hearted.
An Esther Prayer Group member was involved in intercessory prayer for others to be blessed.  Her only daughter got married but she was unable to conceive a child.  And this news caused great agony to the mother, who is herself a physician. She went to pray in the Esther Prayer Group with great anxiety.  On that particular day, the prayer point that was given to her was, “The Lord should do a miracle in the lives of the sisters who are childless.” A great joy filled her. She said to herself, “I have come here with the same burden. Yet, let me pray for others too as I pray for my own daughter.” Thus saying, she prayed for this prayer point with great burden. The Lord heard her prayer. He worked a miracle in the life of her daughter and enabled her to conceive and bear not just one child, but two children!
My dearly beloved! Wait patiently with faith.  God will answer your prayers at the right time. You will never be put to shame.  The comfort that you receive today will overflow through you to others in the coming days.  The Lord’s strength will be made perfect in your weakness.  If God can use my broken moment to speak about being a comfort for other broken women, He can use your weakness also to reveal His strength. Your weakness is the portal to display His strength.
Dear Lord, I bring my brokenness before You.  Let Your light shine into my darkness. I am sorry for all the days when I focused only on my problems and lacks.  Thank You for opening my eyes today to see that many are travelling in the same boat like me.  Make me a blessing for others.  I allow myself to be used by You completely to build others’ lives.  Fill me with Your Holy Spirit and lead me in Your path.  In Jesus’ name I pray, Amen.  

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