Have you ever taken a spiritual survey of your city? I’m not talking about going door to door with a pencil and paper to count how many Christians live in your area. Just drive around and look to see what’s there.
That sounds ridiculous, I know. But as the prayer ministry coordinator for my church, I looked around and discovered a mission field in my backyard. Five prisons sat on the north side of our town.
I had joined a small group of women praying over our city. We drove to those prisons every week, sat in the parking lot, and prayed for God’s Word to permeate those buildings and grounds.
Surprise! Surprise! I received an invitation to teach Bible studies in those prisons. Be ready. When we pray, God opens doors. If we’re willing to go, then we just might find our greatest joy in serving others.
Sandra Knox Miller now lives in Sylacauga, Alabama, and continues to pray for open doors.