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Fire!

Fire!
by Danny Tariman

“Enable your servants to continue to speak your word with all boldness….” As they prayed, they were all filled with the Holy Spirit. – Acts 4:29, 31

When I arrived in Port Moresby, the capital of Papua New Guinea, I prayed, “Lord, open doors for me to share Your Word!”

There, I met all sorts of Filipinos — influential persons, priests and nuns, and people in the Renewal movement. I even told some of them of my desire to serve. All to no avail.

A year later, I went home to Manila for my annual holiday. That’s when I got my “break.” I was able to speak at a Life-in-the- Spirit type of seminar.

When I returned after my vacation, I spoke to an ordinary Papua New Guinean warehouse worker about the Lord. I mentioned to him that I write for Didache and I gave him a copy. He introduced me to his uncle, who in turn invited me to attend and give a sharing at their weekly gathering.

The following week, they gave me a chance to give a teaching.

As I prayed for them during the altar call, people fell down — slain in the Spirit! Others trembled uncontrollably. Some even wailed out loud.

I know that the fire of the Spirit filled these people, me included.

Reflection:
“Find your delight in the Lord who will give you your heart’s desire. Be still before the Lord; wait for God.” (Psalm 37:4,7)

Prayer:
Lord, use us to bring Your Word and Your presence to the world.

[This reflection was first published in Didache April 12, 2010]