At the end of last year, my church hosted its annual missions conference. During the conference, I had the opportunity to hear from men and women who we partner with as they serve in the hard places. In a meeting with one of these men regarding a potential future in-person opportunity, I was given the assignment to read Quiet Talks on Prayer by S.D. (Samuel Dickey) Gordon.
So I began this year reading that very book with the thought that it would be preparing me for this one mission opportunity. What I didn't expect is that I would run into some highly convicting words about the place we give prayer and the place we give practical, tangible work. For me and others in the field of church communications I think these very true words are extremely challenging because they remind or reveal that our strategy, creativity, design, etc. alone are the weakest tools we possess.
Here are a couple quotes from the book that have personally impacted me: