Just Dig A Hole
- By Bhupinder Singh
- Published 10/5/2008
Bhupinder Singh, founder of His Prayer House website, was born and brought up in India but moved to Canada in 1996. He is an Information Technology professional and presently works in a major Canadian bank as the technical head of the teams that design and develop new banking software. Being a brilliant student, he achieved top scholarship awards during his academic career. Bhupinder Singh comes from a devout Sikhi background - reading, meditating and following Sikh scriptures daily. However, his wife Mona had a mighty encounter with the Lord Jesus Christ that changed the life of this couple. They accepted the Lord Jesus Christ as their Lord and Savior and started studying the Bible. “Ever since then, my life has changed completely”says Bhupinder Singh –"Therefore, if anyone is in Christ, he is a new creation; the old has gone, the new has come. 2 Corinthian 5: 17. "Now my only desire is to serve my Lord and to know Him more and more.” says Bhupinder Singh who is reaching out to the South Asian communities of diverse persuasions to bring people to the Lord.
Most miracles don't just happen. We usually have to take the first step of faith to set the miracle into motion.
In 1968 Oral Roberts University was growing so fast that we outgrew our original dining hall. But we had no money to build a new one. Then I had a strong leading that I recognized as being from God. He said, "Dig the hole."
The faculty, student body, and the board of regents gathered around that huge hole, and we all joined hands and prayed. We said, "God, we've dug the hole. Now we're asking You to fill it up."
For seven long months that gaping hole remained just a hole. Sometimes I felt it was mocking us. But one day God began to move, and people started sending in seeds of faith for the new dining hall. Together, we built that building! Thousands of meals are served there each day to ORU students. It's a beautiful, practical building, but it began as a hole in the ground. It started as an act of our faith.
James 2:18 NKJV says, I will show you my faith by my works. Perhaps God is leading you to do something that seems too huge to accomplish. Don't be afraid to take that first small step of faith. God can take that act and turn it into a miracle. Just dig the hole!
- Oral Roberts