Monday, May 7, 2012

Where in the World?

Ever wonder who reads this blog? Well, I checked Google Analytics and found out that people from more than nine countries check in to see what’s happening at Faith Alive. Sannu da zuwa (“Welcome!”) to those of you from the United Kingdom, India, Canada, Philippines, Australia, France, Poland, Taiwan and of course the United States and Nigeria. Some of you are from “not set”—hmmm.  

This world representation reminds me of a devotion that I once gave at a Faith Alive staff meeting. We pinned up a big map of the world and started putting Post-It notes on the countries representing people that we knew about who have heard of or support Faith Alive. Before long, the map sported dozens of little yellow pieces of paper!  

I shared how the Apostle Paul’s words to the church of Rome ring true for many of us as well: “First, I thank my God through Jesus Christ for all of you, because your faith is being reported all over the world. God, whom I serve in my spirit in preaching the gospel of his Son, is my witness how constantly I remember you in my prayers at all times; and I pray that now at last by God’s will the way may be opened for me to come to you. I long to see you so that I may impart to you some spiritual gift to make you strong— that is, that you and I may be mutually encouraged by each other’s faith. (Romans 1:8-12, New International Version).

Praise God that the unifying Spirit of God is stronger than the oceans that divide us. 

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