We will never know this side of heaven how the Holy Spirit will use our seed-planting to bring multiple harvests resulting in countless lives touched by the Good News of Jesus!
We are often asked why we choose to do prison ministry. Charles T. Studd, missionary to formerly unreached people in Asia and Africa, said it best:
There are so many creative ways to minister and work in the harvest fields! God can and will send out anyone to be His voice, hands, and feet!
Apr 10, 2013
My dad never told me, “I love you, son.” No “good job, son”, no “how you doing today”. Consequently, I did not have any love for him, although I see now he did the best he could at what he knew with a 6th grade education.
Several years after I was “born again”, the Lord began to deal with me about forgiving my father. I set an empty chair in front of me, imagined my father sitting there, and told him that I forgave him for the lack of love he showed me in my growing up years. You see, my dad was already in heaven when I did this, having been saved two days before he died.
Then the Lord began to speak to me and I was shocked at what He said. He told me I needed to ask my dad to forgive me for not ever telling him, “I love you, dad”, or “good job”, or “how are you doing”. I looked at that empty chair, imagined my dad sitting in it, and asked him to please forgive me for not loving him like I should. Relief came over me quickly.
I did not realize that the sense of rejection that I felt from my own father caused me not to want to forgive myself. When I did ask his forgiveness, I received forgiveness for myself also.
Men are funny creatures, carrying self-guilt and self-condemnation with them all their lives until the spiritual light comes on.
Ask Holy Spirit to reveal any un-forgiveness for yourself that you may have. Get free today.