One thing we have said time and time again at this ministry is to plant seeds, plant seeds, plant seeds. You never know what God might do with a planted seed, but you do know what He will do with a seed that is not planted: Nothing.
We got this email from Trey the other day:
It was 2009 or 2010. You gave me a copy of One Heartbeat Away and $20 for my train ticket. That moment will always stick with me (I was unsaved at the time). Today, I witness to people in downtown Lexington, KY, my Ã¢â‚¬Å“homeÃ¢â‚¬Â every Sunday night. My daughter and I pass out Good Person Test tracts, and my friend and his daughter join us as well. We pass out food and water, too. I can’t thank you enough for the impact you made in my life.
Interestingly, I remember the trip to Japan very well but donÃ¢â‚¬â„¢t remember Trey! And that is okay. You should really want to witness to so many people that you cannot remember them all.
I knew that during my trip to speak in Okinawa, there would be some amazing divine appointments along the way. I prayed for that to happen, and God always answers that prayer. I didnÃ¢â‚¬â„¢t realize that one of those encounters would ripple into a daddy and daughter sharing their faith in Lexington, KY. Oh, me of little faith.
I decided to send Trey my other books. He replied by saying, Ã¢â‚¬Å“I’ve been a bookworm my whole life, since I was a little boy.Ã¢â‚¬Â
Moms, Dads, Grandmas, and Grandpas, please raise up bookworms in this overly saturated technological and digital society. If they have time to be plugged into devices, they have time to read.
From that time many of his disciples went back, and walked no more with him.
Then said Jesus unto the twelve, Will ye also go away?
Then Simon Peter answered him, Lord, to whom shall we go? thou hast the words of eternal life.
And we believe and are sure that thou art that Christ, the Son of the living God.
I have always wondered about those who walked with Him no more. Did they just keep walking? Did they turn around to stare back at Him? Did they regret and repent of that decision and come back to Him the next day or later in life? Did they harden their hearts, never to return to the One who could give them a new heart?
Plant seeds, plant seeds, plant seeds.Ã‚Â Are you calling “All aboard!” to everyone you meet and handing them the tickets they need to the right destination for eternity?Ã‚Â I am so glad people did that with me many years ago,Ã‚Â and it sounds like Trey is thankful as well.
Until the Nets are Full,
P.S. The cases of One Heartbeat Away are still on special for a few more days. People just might like to read one, whether they are in Tokyo, Toronto, Tonawanda, or Talladega!
You can pick up cases of One Heartbeat Away at the link below!