After getting home, Sonja needed something from Wally World. While on the local mission field, we encountered several people we knew. This happens every time we go to WalMart. No problem though. It is sorta what we do. I got to thinking though after we got home. What is ministry? I am asked several times a week if I am serving any where. I know the questions are innocent, but I am thinking about saying, Why Yes I am serving! when asked where, I'll say, "Everywhere!" This is where the mindset of the culture begins to miss the boat. Ministry is not only in a pulpit. In my humble opinion, ministry isn't really ministry unless it is outside the walls of the meeting house. Now many of my readers may think that I have gone off the deep end again. Truth is, I see clearer now than I have in a long time. (maybe I got a set of spiritual bifocals)
As we live our lives, we should always be aware of the opportunities around us. Sometimes the encounter may be for our benefit. I was happy to help a mom and her young child this afternoon. The few minutes I spent looking over the tires saved my head a few cracks from hailstones. It was good to see a few people I haven't seen in a while at WalMart. Don't know what I missed or how I may have touch someone else. The simplicity of the walk I have with Jesus is, I'll be available and He can do His thing.
Are you willing to live your life like this? Maybe? Maybe not. Whichever way you chose, remember, we are not our own. We are bought with a price. This begs the question, Do we really have an option on what He wants to do in our lives if we really claim to know Him?
These are a few points to ponder as we head into our new week adventure. Till we meet again, allow Jesus room to work and order your life and ride safe!