Hey Group, I wanted to drop some good news. Like many of you here, I have been on a rough Joseph journey. Something very exciting has happened to me recently. I am criminal defense attorney. I am in an area with a huge drug problem. One day a few years ago, I had two clients attempt suicide. One was successful and killed his mother right before he killed himself. My other client made it to the hospital in time. At the time, I didn't know either one had a drug problem. I got down on my knees that night and prayed to God. How could I miss something so obvious?
I took some time to think about the drug problem and figure how I could bring the Kingdom to the addicted. At some point I picked up a Celebrate Recovery Bible. I loved the testimonies in the Bible, and this was the program that local churches were using. I started buying cases of these Bibles with my tithe and offering money. I gave the Bibles to the local churches using the Celebrate Recovery program. Most of the churches could not afford to provide bibles at the meetings.
I started bluntly asking my clients if they had a drug problem and if they would like a Celebrate Recovery Bible. I got the feeling that some of my clients would just say yes to make me happy and then toss it aside. I gave more Bibles to local churches then to my clients.
Something happened a couple of months ago. I sent bibles to two female clients in jail. From that point on, I get letters on a daily basis from somebody in jail who wanted a bible. I can hardly keep up. What an awesome problem to have! Every time I get a paycheck I need to order more bibles to keep up with the demand. I got a letter yesterday from the local prison that had seven inmates requesting bibles. The letters I receive are amazing. They are so hungry for the Lord. Some of them are leading bibles studies and bringing other inmates to the Lord. I got a case of bibles yesterday in the mail and I am out already. At the weakness moment of their lives, I try to let them know that there is a God who loves them dearly.
Like many of you, I know I have a Joseph calling on my life. For the past two years, I could barely pay my bills, much less fund the Kingdom of God. God is doing some amazing things right now and we are so blessed to be a part of it. I hope this encourages you. Whatever your circumstance are, God can use you to be a blessing to others.
That's fantastic news, Michael! I'm sorry for the loss of your friends, but I am thankful that the experience has turned your life in such an incredible direction. I can hear the joy in your journey, and am so happy that you are finding fulfillment as you carry out your kingdom duties!!!
Thank you for this sharing! May God continue to bless you to be a blessing!
God bless you in your part in the kingdom of God, i together with the body of Christ rejoice over this joyful matter with you. Glad to hear something like this happening in your town where you reside. Hopefully you do not work as a lone ranger, do try to work with others to expand the kingdom of God. Amen. 2014...