“Now glory be to God! By his mighty power at work within us, he is able to accomplish infinitely more than we would ever dare to ask or hope. May he be given glory in the church and in Christ Jesus forever and ever through endless ages. Amen.” Ephesians 3:20-21
God is touching people’s lives through you whether you know it or not!
God knows everything that is going on in this world. He knows each and every one of our hearts! He knows just what someone needs to hear and the moment that they need to hear it! He is sovereign over this earth and He is sovereign over all people everywhere; whether they believe in Him or not!
I am not God!
My understanding of people is limited to what God reveals to me through revelation and discernment; as well as time and space. As I write words on this blog, in my limited perspective, I believe that people I know will be reading these words. I am not picturing perfect strangers as being the recipients of what I share.
This morning I clicked on my blog to see what I wrote last year for Jesus Calling and found that there was activity on my blog from people I do not know. I found a comment from a gentleman named, Mike, he offered encouragement to me through some words he shared on the post…”I Think the Word is BURNOUT.”
“Hang in there. I pray that God gives you what you need at this time. You have helped me and others. You are a blessing.”
To say that I was stunned by his words would be an understatement. Mike’s words blessed me! They gave me hope and made me realize that sometimes the people who need to hear what God places on my heart are not necessarily people who I know. God puts these words on my fingertips to help someone…it does not matter who they are or where they live or if I know them or have never met them…it only matters that I am obedient and give God the glory!
Mike shared some more information with me about who he is and what he does. He is a photographer for models and he shares the Jesus Calling devotions with the models, ” I also share Jesus calling on my page here: http://www.modelmayhem.com/1786724 I share Jesus this way to young models from around the world. These young ladies either don’t know about His Truth or have wandered away. I present Him to them via Jesus Calling to help them before its to late.”
I believe that God wanted me to know this information about Mike so that I could rally some prayer warriors to pray for him and his ministry. I am going to ask that you add Mike to your prayer list and lift him up to the Lord, and to lift up the young ladies he is sharing with…before it’s too late!
I feel compelled to pray these words from Paul found in…
“Every time I think of you, I give thanks to my God. Whenever I pray, I make my requests for all of you with joy, for you have been my partners in spreading the Good News about Christ from the time you first heard it until now. And I am certain that God, who began the good work within you, will continue his work until it is finally finished on the day when Christ Jesus returns.
So it is right that I should feel as I do about all of you, for you have a special place in my heart. You share with me the special favor of God, both in my imprisonment and in defending and confirming the truth of the Good News. God knows how much I love you and long for you with the tender compassion of Christ Jesus.
I pray that your love will overflow more and more, and that you will keep on growing in knowledge and understanding. For I want you to understand what really matters, so that you may live pure and blameless lives until the day of Christ’s return. May you always be filled with the fruit of your salvation-the righteous character produced in your life by Jesus Christ-for this will bring much glory and praise to God.” (NLT)