Does God still communicate with us through dreams? Yes, He does! Nitya Balji dreamed of a shack by the sewer and when he moved into a slum in South Asia, he recognized it as the one in his dream. God had shown him the place He called him to serve in. Nitya settled into the slum and dedicated his life to working among the people living there.
What would you do if God called you to a slum? Would you go? Jesus said, “The harvest truly is great, but the labourers are few: pray ye therefore the Lord of the harvest, that he would send forth labourers into his harvest” (Luke 10:2).
Well, the harvest can be anywhere–your workplace, school, college or neighborhood or even overseas. In Nitya’s case, the harvest was in a slum and God sent Him out as a labourer. Let’s pray that like Nitya, we would be willing to go wherever God sends us. If Jesus could leave the splendor of Heaven to come here to do the Father’s will, we should be willing to leave comfort and convenience in order to do the same.
As you watch Nitya’s story and see the marvelous work God was able to do through him, consider what God can do through you if you will just allow Him to use you. Jesus said, “In my Father’s house are many mansions: if it were not so, I would have told you. I go to prepare a place for you” (John 14:2). Nitya made a slum his new home so that the people living there will one day dwell in mansions.
Let your light so shine before men, that they may see your good works, and glorify your Father which is in heaven – Matthew 5:16
Let us strive to be real-life heroes like Nitya so that those whom we reach out to can glorify God.
Source: Gospel for Asia