There can be times when the enemy tries to thwart your ongoing ministry by whispering to you that “you are not effective.” You may feel that what you are doing…or the lack thereof…is not yielding the fruit you would like to “see.”
Listen to this wonderful example, a story told by Jamie Buckingham at the New Orleans International Conference in 1991.
He started by sharing the Scripture out of Acts about Peter walking with his eyes on Jesus and how they brought people out to the streets in the hope that Peter’s shadow would fall on them and they would be healed. (Acts 5:15) Jamie then went on to encourage each one of us to walk with our eyes on Jesus and our shadow, too, would fall and have an influence.
Jamie shared how he was in Israel doing research for a book. He was planning to be at the summit of Mt. Sinai by daybreak for a prayer meeting. He had spent the night at the foot of the mountain.
About halfway up the mountain, a tribe of aborigines passed him, some of them elderly, some barefooted, with a white man.