I have learned to see God's kingdom possibilities through funnel vision rather than tunnel vision. God's hand is explosive with hope, dynamic in purpose, and beyond imagination in range.
A couple of weeks ago I had the privilege of sitting with three women in Longmont, Colorado. They have a weekly Bible study. I was so impressed with their devout hearts for God's rich presence. In our discussion we were contemplating the wonder of their small group and emphasizing God has what.....a million other unknown to us groups....in China, and Russia, and Mississippi....etc?
Our point was while we delight in learning of a pocket of believers here and there it only magnifies the possibility of what God has going on globally. Who can imagine?
Then today I opened my office mail. There was a letter from a young woman I've never met; I've never heard of her. She is an inmate in Kerr Country Jail in Kerrville, Texas. Where is Kerrville?
With great handwriting and greater disposition this lady wrote of her delight over one of my books. She didn't say which one. The library cart had come by and she selected my book. She said that she now can lift her head up rather than looking at the floor. She went on to speak of how she was referencing the scriptures for a test she was taking.
She just wanted to say thank you.
I didn't know one of my books lived in the Kerr County Jail. Hmmm....I wonder who planted that one by faith and doesn't know I got such a precious note?
Here's what I want you to get for I am so enthused about us being included in His ministry. God uses you in ways you can't fathom. I preach this constantly. Our people have no idea how valuable they are nor how far they reach. It isn't a matter of humility as much as it is a matter of limited imagination....but it is the truth...each of us influences more people for God than we can calculate.
So be proud of the Spirit for He roams regardless of where barriers might wish to impose...or discourage. You....are making a difference right now while you assumed you were merely reading a blog. No...there's more to you than you. There is God....in you, with you, through you.