This is part II of my last entry, “Held Accountable.”
A comment I left off that blog entry was that when one begins the path of responding to needs around one – like throwing a party for a prostitute in the middle of the night, or simply listening to the people you are always talking to – things start to happen. There is something about making yourself available that gets out of control. Out of our control, that is, and into God’s control.
I believe, because I’ve experienced it, that when you make yourself available to God you get used a lot more. Makes sense when you think about. Jesus said in his parable of the talents (Mt 25)
‘Well done, good and faithful servant! You have been faithful with a few things; I will put you in charge of many things.’
I knew that meant that when Jacob’s Well began to be available that we would experience an explosion of need. I didn’t think it would start so fast, however. My/our accountability is being tested right now. How will we respond?