Friday, September 24, 2010

Message from Angie Dickerson, Assistant to Principal Phil Adams

In Franklin Graham’s autobiography, “Rebel With A Cause”, Franklin describes a lesson he learned from the original founder of World Vision, Bob Pierce.

Bob wanted to take Franklin around the world to impoverished places to allow him to see poverty and human need for himself. Bob wanted Franklin to experience this human condition first hand – to be able to see and smell and experience “what breaks God’s heart”. During a 2-month trip to Africa and India, Bob introduced Franklin to a concept called the “God Room”.

As Bob explained to Franklin one day, “God Room is when you see a need and it’s bigger than your human abilities to meet it. But you accept the challenge. You trust God to bring in the finances and the materials to meet that need.”

He went on to say, “You get together with your staff, your prayer partners and supporters, and you pray. But after all is said and done, you can only raise a portion of the resources required.”

“Then you begin to watch God work. Before you know it, the need is met. At the same time, you understand you didn’t do it. God did it. You allowed Him room to work.”

Franklin states that this God Room concept was one of the most valuable things Bob Pierce taught him in his early life. He has relied on this concept time and time again and has seen God fill “rooms” many times running Samaritan’s Purse ministries.

I believe we at PC have a “God Room” of financial need that only the Lord can fill. We can do our part by being diligent in our weekly prayer for the students we are assigned to pray for, attending the upcoming prayer and worship meetings on behalf of PC or committing to fast and pray once a week for this need. In the end, it will be God’s provision and His alone that can supply our need. This empty “room” is an awesome opportunity for us as a corporate body of believers – staff, teachers, parents and students – to pray and wait expectantly to see how God will fill our God Room here at PC.

“The earnest prayer of a righteous person has great power and produces wonderful results.” James 5:16b

“Wait patiently for the Lord. Be brave and courageous. Yes, wait patiently for the Lord.” Psalm 27:14


  1. This is so applicable to PC and really spoke to me. Thanks for sharing.

  2. Very moving...I really like that concept of the "God room." Thanks for the inspiration :)


  3. Angie, what a great reminder to pray and seek his face and then watch God work! Perfect for what we are experiencing right now at PC.

  4. Very thought provoking, Angie. Thanks!


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