I try to pray daily that God will bring people across my path, or that I will find people who are open to the truth of God. If they are not I try to sow seeds of truth wherever I go but I am always praying that God will bring people into my life who are ready to listen and I am always ready to tell them the good news.
When that is your great love the people around you know it. They tend to send people your way.
On Wednesday I got a call from a man who said a friend of a friend needs spiritual guidance. I’ll tell you that story another day soon. Not long ago a young lady stopped in who wanted me to pray the “ghosts” out of her boyfriends house. I’ll tell you that story another day, too. Yesterday I had an e-mail forwarded to me about someone who had strayed far from God. His brother wanted me to make contact.
When the secretaries received the e-mail they know that I would be eager to follow up. I called the man who had been far from God for many years. We had a pleasant talk. Before we ended the conversation I told him a little story. Here’s how it went:
“My daughters bought me a GPS unit for my car. They call it a Tom Tom. I love the thing. No matter where I want to go, it can show me the way. It keeps me from getting lost. It even talks to me. Sometimes, though, I don’t listen. I go my own way and I end up far away from where I ought to be.
The Tom Tom has a wonderful feature. It’s called the HOME button. No matter how confused you are, no matter how far off you have wandered, if you just hit the home button it will show you how to get back home. Enough said?”
He thanked me far calling and took my number. His loved ones are praying for him. They are praying that God will do a deep work in him and that he will hit the HOME button.
Do you need to hit the HOME button?
January 14, 2012