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Evangelist Jack Taylor was alone in his hotel room in Houston, Texas after a Southern Baptist Convention meeting. He felt exhausted in ministry. He cried out to God in prayer, "Lord, if I have seen everything You have for me in my ministry.......then take my life and let me die." The prayer was followed by silence. Taylor went to sleep.

The next morning, Jack Taylor woke up hearing God’s voice in his heart. He felt the Lord was saying to him, "Jack, I have answered your prayer and I am going to let you die. To yourself. I have seen your ministry, now I want you to see what I can do."

That moment of honesty with God changed the life and ministry of Jack Taylor. He was never the same again. His ministry then became totally dependent upon God and no longer striving and sputtering in the self-sufficiency of the flesh.

Are you exhausted and empty in ministry? Maybe it is a good time to let Jesus take the wheel for He made it crystal clear: "Without ME, you can do nothing" (John 15:5). He has seen what you can do. Now watch what HE can do!

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