Yesterday I was scanning my address book in order to send a note to a friend. As I perused the list I came across the name of a gradeschool/highschool classmate I haven't seen in 20 years. She lived in an apartment upstairs in our house. There has been no contact since about 1985. No stresses, understand, simply a matter of everyone living in different directions. Right then I decided I was giving her a call.
As always, Kathy was delightfully sweet and cordial at the sound of my voice. I asked her how she was doing. Without hesitation she replied, My life is very empty right now, Terry. Very empty. We talked a lot. She wanted to know if I am still preaching. Then she asked if I had any ideas about a daily Bible reading. She felt if she could read something every day instead of "just on Sundays" it might strengthen her. Amazing!
I asked if she had a copy of My Utmost for His Highest by Oswald Chambers. She'd not heard of it. I told her I'd look over my collection and would be sending something her way. Her final remarks were, Terry, you don't know how God knew I needed this call today.
I have a book bin of free books sent my way from some publishers. Perched on the very top of the stack was......My Utmost for His Highest by Oswald Chambers. I sent it along with my Empowering the Ordinary and God Will Make A Way books.
While I didn't ever find the address I was trying to find, I did hit upon a wonderful kingdom moment. God's leadership is so much more productive!