exceptional Laughing at impossibilities.)
He writes that Christ “uses [their] imagination to show us what we would not have thought of or worked out for ourselves. . . .
“This requires persistence. . . . It means asking, seeking, knocking [Luke 11:9-10] . . . three steps in using imagination in cooperation with Christ.
“When we ask, we surrender the problem.
“When we seek, we wait for Him to show us His best among the many alternatives, opening our minds to His insight.
“Then . . . He gives us an answer. It’s then that we can knock, asking for the provision to accomplish what He has revealed.” (Silent Strength for My Life).
some three hundred colleagues who, I would soon learn,
served Him with zeal.
It’s not that they talked about God all the time or spoke in hallowed tones or prayed a lot in public.
No, they were ordinary souls who chose a humble lifestyle so they could live a radical faith, despite consequences that would come their way.
Now, looking back, I don’t hesitate to call them spiritual giants, choice saints. But I didn’t recognize that in the beginning. They were camouflaged as regular folks (from Chapter 10, Please, God, Don’t Make Me Go: A Foot-Dragger’s Memoir).