The God Pocket

He owns it. You carry it. Suddenly, everything changes.

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What if you could take a little something out of your pocket today that would make God visible—and then give that little something to another person you just met? Of course, I’m asking you to imagine a shocking idea, but I’m completely serious.

Picture the moment. You strike up a conversation with a passerby outside a restaurant, or someone you’ve just met in the mall, or a newcomer in your church lobby. Suddenly you realize this is the moment. You smile at your new acquaintance, reach into your pocket, then lean forward. The other person doesn’t suspect a thing. But before they know what’s happening, you press into their hands the very presence and touch of our loving God. Stay with me.

Now imagine that this person only minutes earlier had been secretly calling out to God for help, for an answer, for any shred of evidence that Heaven even noticed their crisis.

And then you showed up! There you are, placing (so to speak) an enormous ball of light into the hands of the person who has been standing alone in the dark for days. Or years.

Wouldn’t that be something?

Assuming for a minute you could do such a thing, that one experience would change your life. Wouldn’t it?

The joy would be contagious.

And you’d be so lit up inside with your own happiness that everyone would notice. Years later you’d still be talking about it.

And imagine the impact on the person who, out of the blue, received what you had to share. They’d see their life and their future differently from that day on. They’d feel very differently about God too.

This book is about a mysterious little idea that’s almost too big for words. Sure, you don’t exactly pull our mighty,
living God out of your pocket or purse. But it feels very, very close to that. You’ll see. It’s happened countless times
for me and for thousands of others who have said yes to the God Pocket. If you’re willing to try it, you’ll know it was God who showed up to touch your heart and meet an urgent need in someone else’s life.

And you’ll be in a rush to say yes to another God Pocket adventure soon.

I hope you turn the page.

Excerpted from The God Pocket by Bruce Wilkinson with David Kopp Copyright © 2011 by Exponential Inc.. Excerpted by permission of Multnomah Books, a division of Random House, Inc. All rights reserved. No part of this excerpt may be reproduced or reprinted without permission in writing from the publisher.

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