I began walking with a new neighbor, Anne-Marie. On our second walk I invited her to Bible study. She said she’d never been to a Bible study before, but perhaps it might be good for her. Three days later she was sitting next to me in our new study on the life of David.
Typically, the morning begins with worshiping God in song and prayer, followed by a video lecture on our week’s lesson. Then we disperse to our discussion groups of about 15 women each, to discuss our homework. This part is such fun because the Holy Spirit speaks to each of us differently and one woman may share something that blesses another. Every six weeks each small group has a coffee/brunch at someone’s home. Here we get encouraged and better acquainted as we share highlights of how the study of God’s Word is making a difference in our lives.
Anne-Marie was thoroughly enjoying this new experience and had given her life to Jesus from the very start. One day while walking she said, “It seems that several of the women in our group are involved in different types of ministries. Some have even been missionaries! Should I be doing a ministry?”
I said, “Anne-Marie, you already have a ministry.”
“Yes. You said your husband is not yet a follower of Jesus. You have other family members who are not saved. Your family is your ministry now. You concentrate on praying for them, loving them and little by little sharing with them what God is doing in your life.”
“Oh good—I can do that! I was thinking I needed to plan a mission trip or something.”
“Your mission trip has already started. We let our light shine wherever we are—first with our families and then with others.”
Three weeks later I saw Anne-Marie and her husband in church! Today they are actively serving God. God is faithful.
- Jesus said…Very truly I tell you, whoever believes in me will do the works I have been doing. John 14:12a
- For God did not send his Son into the world to condemn the world, but to save the world through him. Whoever believes in him is not condemned, but whoever does not believe stands condemned already because they have not believed in the name of God’s one and only Son. John 3:17-18
- SONG: MY FRIEND – Lyrics by D.J. Higgins, Music by Kathleen