CONNECT – Five-Minute Fridays

Connect

Connect – through Christ.

Each Friday I join Lisa-Jo Baker to write for five minutes on a selected word. If you want to write try this – it is a great way to stretch yourself. We write without editing.

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Here goes – CONNECT

I recently returned from my 4th mission trip to Poland. Ever since the first time I have felt a strong connection to this country and the people. I have no family history from Poland. I am Canadian and 1/2 Irish.

Why do I feel this strong connection? I have pondered about that over the years. The best reason I can think of is Christ. Christ connects us to the people He wants us to know. If we let Him.

I work in Poland with a mission group of Christians – we pray together, work together and live together for 14 days. Some of the nationals that I have met I see each year – I reconnect with them – find out how they are doing and go home to pray for them.

Other connections I have made through Christ – yes there are a few. Today I am having lunch with two women, one of whom I have never met, and the other whom I have met once or twice a year – usually at the Home Show. But we have so much in common through our faith that today we are going to meet for more than a couple of minutes.

Christ can lead us to those connections. I pray each day to be used by Him – for Him to show me whom He wants me to meet.

Isn’t that what life is about – whom we meet, whom we can encourage, whom we can lead to knowing God better?

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13 thoughts on “CONNECT – Five-Minute Fridays

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  3. Becky Daye

    It always amazes me how God can connect hearts in such deep ways. It is a beautiful gift that He gives to His children, don’t you think? Your post reminds me of why I am so passionate about missions! Thank you!

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    1. jancoxabetterway Post author

      Becky
      It amazes me too. I have a best friend who when she first met me thought, “I will never be a close friend of that girl.” God changed her mind. And yes I am passionate about reaching out. Have you gone on a mission? Where to?
      Blessings,
      Jan

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      1. Becky Daye

        Never judge a book by it’s cover, right? Have I gone on a mission? The short answer is yes. 🙂 The long- I went on a mission trip to Australia when I was 17. God used that to show me that He wanted me to serve Him full time. I went to Moody Bible Institute in Chicago and studied Missions! I have been on 4 international trips since then and 11 years after my last one, I am headed to the Dominican Republic in November. It is a joy and a privilege to serve our great God in this way!!!

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