I Am the Typist for Jesus

And the King will answer them, ‘Truly, I say to you, as you did it to one of the least of these my brothers, you did it to me.’

Matthew 5:40

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              I haven’t written a Mustard Seed in a couple of months.  I had just about decided that it was time to move on to something else. After nearly ten years, I was pretty sure that it had run its course. I had not received a call or even an email asking why there had not been recent publications. No one has asked so no one must be reading them.

              Last night, I decided that I would discontinue the Mustard Seed. I told God that since no one seemed to even notice they had stopped then there was no point. It was a very sad moment for me.

              Today I got a phone call.  “Hey, I haven’t seen a Mustard Seed in a while aren’t you writing them anymore?” I explained the situation to this young lady.  She seemed disappointed to hear that I was discontinuing publishing the Seed. Before I could say anymore her husband called out from another room. “Hey, sorry to be eavesdropping but I heard what you said and immediately I heard “as you did it to one of the least of these my brothers, you did it to me.” God says to tell you, that even if only one person is reading, you need to be writing.  I think you need to pray and make sure that is what God wants. I think He wants you to keep writing.”

Well, I cried after that call and not just a little. I had swollen eyes and snot bubbles all over the place. My daughter came in and was in a panic for a moment wondering what I was going on about. That husband had a message for me, and he delivered it with an authority that I knew exactly where it came from.  He and his wife ministered to me and renewed my desire to get back to the keyboard.

We have the ability and responsibility to minister to one another and should never shy away from obeying God when he speaks to us about another. The Holy Spirit spoke to this man and he obeyed.  I am very grateful for his willingness to be an instrument for God.

I’ve been called to minister to others with the written word, so I better get to writing.  I hope you will join me on some new adventures this year. Maybe invite some others to read along.

I am the Typist for Jesus.

Go Into the World with Love

And he said to them, “Go into all the world and proclaim the gospel to the whole creation.”  Mark 16:15

Empty nest

I heard a bit of commotion on my front porch.  I peered out of the glass storm door.  On the bench, two little red headed house finches hopped about. They stretched their wings and tweeted excitedly.  I looked at the hanging basket where they had made their nest.  Four little heads poked up out of the blooms. They tweeted back uneasy about leaving the comfort and warmth of the nest.  The daddy bird flew up to the basket and as if giving final instructions, he sang to them before landing once again on the bench.  One by one the little fledglings hopped to the basket’s rim and with momma and daddy’s bird encouragement, spread their wings and leapt into the world.  As the last baby left the mom and dad also flew away.  Their mission done, they disappeared into the woods across the street.

Much like those little birds, we too have been released into the world to share the good news of Christ and to show his love to all we encountered.  The world needs to see Jesus right now instead of the constant hate being televised.  God loves all races and people and as his representatives we should be demonstrating this love to all.  

Go into the world and show Christ’s love for all.

“Have we not all one Father? Has not one God created us? Why then are we faithless to one another, profaning the covenant of our fathers?” Malachi 2:10

Typist for Jesus

Pray for America.  Lift up one another in prayer.  Stand united.