As Jesus gathered disciples, He befriended sinners in home settings. Acknowledging the needs of those around us, we should open our homes and open our hearts to minister to those in close proximity to us.
In Star Wars Episode 4, A New Hope, Jedi Master Obi-Wan Kenobi uses a Jedi mind trick on a group of stormtroopers to protect the safety of this ragtag group of heroes. As he waves his hand upon the investigative soldiers seeking to identify if the robots in the back seat are the ones on the most-wanted list of the Empire, he changes their mind with the iconic phrase:
“These aren’t the droids you’re looking for.”
The stormtroopers are forced to believe him and they continue on to safety.
Sometimes, I wish I could wave my hand around and get people to think differently. Especially, when it comes to ministry. Let me explain.
I mentioned a few days ago, that I am in the editing phase of a book on marriage. I have been so encouraged by those who read the premise of the book and have been praying for me and motivating me to finish it. It will prayerfully serve as a biblical and practical resource to help equip marriages. The thought was to call it “What God Has Joined Together” and each chapter would be a particular item that could possibly separate the marriage.