OFTEN...the best ministry (Kingdom-work) takes place in the unexpected moments of life. They come in between "point A" and "point B." My concern is that we spend too much time writing agendas and planning programs for planned ministry instead of opening our eyes to the spontaneous ways that God is moving in the world around us.
I am not condemning agendas, programs or intentional/planned ministry.
However, what I want to grasp as a Christ-Follower and a minister is that God is still at work in between point A and point B.
Look at the life of Jacob. We know the story of Jacob's dream (Gen.28) and we know the story of the greatest wrestling match in all of Scripture (Gen.32). However, both of these stories come while Jacob is traveling to and from Isaac and Rebekah's home and Uncle's Laban's.
How often do we pray while driving in our cars for God to help us to have courage to live the Christ-life...while we pass cars broken down on the side of the road?
How often are we amazed at the stories of Jesus touching the untouchable (lepers, the dead, the ill, etc.)...yet we fail to enter into the world to touch the homeless people on the street corners?
How often do we make our 30-45 minute commutes or drives, dialing number after number on our cell phones...instead of turning off the radio to allow God a little time to massage the wrinkles of our hearts?
May we open our eyes to see God at work in the "in between" places of life.