Recently I joined a prison ministry called Soaring Spirits and became a "Rose.” A Rose is assigned a female inmate who is attending Christian seminars through the Soaring Spirits ministry and commits to sending a card of encouragement each month. Today as I was writing my card, I felt led to write a scripture verse on the outside of the envelope. That got my thinking juices flowing or perhaps it was simply the Holy Spirit speaking to my heart. Why don't I write scripture verses on all the mail I send? I mean, who knows how many people see the outside of an envelope before it is delivered. We know that many people in the post office systems see them. We know the people in businesses who hand out the mail see them, right down to the final recipient and in this case, we know that a lot of prison staff see them as well. God promises us that His Word will not return void.
I would like to challenge you to begin writing a scripture verse on every letter/bill you send out. You might just decide to use the same salvation verses repeatedly or you might pray that God will lead you in what verse to write, since He knows who will see it and the state of their hearts toward Him. If you aren't into verbal witnessing, this is an easy way to get the Word out! Someone asked me recently where on the letter I write them, I had to admit I get carried away. I write one across the bottom of the letter and two more on the back all with a salvation theme.
If every letter or bill mailed out carried the Word of God on the outside or a note such as, God desires a relationship with you, I have no doubt the Holy Spirit will use them to convict. ~Denise~
Denise Dodson resides in Missouri, has a daughter with her second husband of 7.5 yrs. Her five children span three decades ranging in ages 2.5 to 30 including 7+ grandchildren.
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