But it wouldn’t be until almost a year later, after running into an old friend who herself was now involved in prison ministry, that I made a call to find out more.
I now have had the privilege and opportunity to go several times and experience what God is doing at the prison in Fort Saskatchewan.
The ladies I have met there have shared their sadness, confusion, anger, and loneliness with our team. We are given a chance to tell them of how God is grieving along with them. He desires us all to come to Him and ask for comfort and direction.
God has reminded me of the figurative prison from which He has saved me. I too struggled with needing a clear direction and wanting a real purpose. We all need these things, and they can only come from our Creator.
My mom raised me to be totally self-sufficient – a self-assured woman. I have been blessed with a wonderful family. For this reason, it can be very easy to take back the control I initially surrendered to Jesus when I gave my life to Him. That’s why I must allow Him to call me into situations where I am completely helpless without the Holy Spirit. Prison ministry takes me to a place where I am literally begging God to show me His power and allow me to witness His work – not mine.
I would encourage everyone who hears God calling them into something that they just can’t imagine doing…to trust Him. “For I can do everything through Christ who gives me strength” (Philippians 4:13).