The Spirit of God puts the people of God into the presence of God. And in His presence, the Spirit reveals God's purpose to the church He would use. He then waits for our response.
We needed to be a God-centered and God-saturated church. This required of me as a pastor the same thing it required of Jesus with His disciples: teaching, teaching, teaching. The Scriptures were our textbooks, and I and others were the teachers.
When great faith is required, great patience is required as well.
The necessity of prayer became a costly experience for as well. So much work was being attempted, and we were impelled by God's Spirit to pray. In everything we did, we were in prayer throughout our days and late into our nights.
--- From What the Spirit is Saying to the Churches.