Finding out someone had read it was part of my rumination as I watched the new Lime and Ginger marmalade come to the boil. With a piece of toast smothered in Feijoa and Cardamom jam in my hand, I thought of the influence we exert on one another, knowingly or not.
I want to learn more about the mystery of prayer - how what we say and whisper and think towards God affects him and how he responds to affect us and our circumstances. Someone I spoke to recently talked about a time when she was speaking in tongues quietly during a prayer session so as not to disturb the other person praying nearby and suddenly she saw an angel bending over her as if to catch what she was saying so quietly. "He was quite muscley and very big," she said. If an angel was listening, surely there is a result from angels listening to what we pray in tongues. They are, after all, beings with a mission to assist Christians. How I wish I knew what I was saying in tongues even just occasionally.
There is a whole other dimension that we cannot normally see. What we do and say affects more than we realise. What we omit to say also has an effect - perhaps a lack or missed opportunities. Maybe you would like to think with me about the things that hold us back from saying or praying things that literally have the power to change our sphere of influence.