Life has formed into a weekly pattern. Six weeks ago, Rob, paid by the agency, using your bicycle began to distribute leaflets in a wider area, bringing an influx of inquiries. On Saturdays, it was left up to the individual if they made appointments, but everyone would take a turn covering the office. Now for those willing to work on a Saturday you have raised their salary and given an option to take a day off in the week. With staff in and out, and the constant stream of enquiries Judy’s workload has increased, but doesn’t come in on a Saturday. Chatting to Rob he suggested, in stopping the leaflet drop, he could cover Saturday’s in the office. In just two weeks his personable approach his innovative ideas have simplified the admin processes releasing you to continue meeting potential buyers. Pleased with Rob you ask if he’d like to give up his ad hoc jobs for a full-time apprenticeship, leading to a career.
With Sunday and Monday now your weekend, it’s the day of your weekly ‘worship workout’. In thinking about Rob you realise, since finding the Lord, how much he has grown. From being just a drummer, he is now able to give a short Christian message between sessions. When talking to Margie after the Bible Study, Rob had sidled up and promptly invited her to Saturday nights saying with her Biblical knowledge she’d be an asset. Liz overhearing agreed, pointing out Margie knew Tom from secondary school. Praying together with Margie her prayers have been so inspired by scripture you have a greater determination to read the whole Bible.
With that in mind you open you Bible to continue reading, but turning the pages are distracted by the words in Matthew which tell of the Lord giving Peter the keys to the Kingdom of heaven. You are reminded of the keys you saw on that large hook, and in your mind’s eye see that hook is empty. You ask the Lord, where have they gone, and He tells you, that every child of God receives a set of keys, and you have been learning how to use them. Puzzled, you ask how and receive His reply, “In worship, in faith, in prayer, reading My Word, gaining wisdom, and releasing my love, all of which brings revelation of my anointing, power and authority I have placed within you.
Word: “And I tell you that you are Peter, and on this rock I will build my church, and the gates of Hades will not overcome it. I will give you the keys of the kingdom of heaven; whatever you bind on earth will be bound in heaven, and whatever you loose on earth will be loosed in heaven.” Matthew 16:19 (NIV)
Worship: “Anthem” Phil Wickham