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The heart of God

Built on a rock
Lead Summary
Martha Fick, Good Samaritan – Mission Effectiveness

"For where two or three are gathered in my name, there am I among them." Matthew 18:20 ESV
Last Saturday evening I was sitting in our screen tent, soaking in the surroundings of our campsite, reading a faith-based magazine. I love the sounds of the lake —boaters, waves lapping against the shore, a fish or two jumping out of the water.
Fun also are the sounds of people. Kids playing, adults talking, jet skiers whooping it up and showing off as they streak across the open expanse of the lake.
I heard a lady's voice in the campsite directly behind me across the road. I couldn't pinpoint the language, but it sounded like German or Dutch. Just as I was finishing the last few pages of the final story in my magazine, I heard a voice in my heart say, “Give your magazine to her.” I was still contemplating how I could do that when my husband rode in on his bicycle. “I just met the nicest people from the Netherlands. I'll introduce you to them.” I put the booklet in my jacket pocket. It turned out that they were an adventuresome couple that loved to travel. We visited together like the best of friends. Before we headed back to our trailer I was able to share the magazine with her. She was delighted to have something to read as they traveled. Then we also had the opportunity to pray with the two of them for a safe continued journey.
For me one of the deepest joys is having the opportunity to share my faith in a natural, unselfconscious way. It's like getting to do what we were created to do — touching the very heart of God.
Thank You, Lord, for letting us share the heart of who we are with others — and more importantly, sharing the heart of who You are. Open our eyes to the opportunities You prepare for us everyday. In Jesus' name, Amen.

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