Wednesday, September 30, 2009

Serving evangelism

I have been thinking on this for a couple of days. I was at work the other night and these two girls that were serving were trying to get me to talk to them. They are both flirty girls and I don’t usually talk to flirty girls, because they annoy me. So they kept trying to get me to talk to them and told me that we were going to hang out and that they were going to call me and such. Finally I decided that I was going to talk to them if they bugged me again and ask them where they are going to go when they die. As the night went on I did not get the opportunity. So I knew that they would try to keep this up and decided that if they did I would ask them the question. So a couple days later I was getting ready to wash dishes and my boss came in and asked if I would serve supper and then they would bring in someone to wash dishes. So I served supper and can you guess who worked with me that night? That’s right one of the flirty girls. So as we were bussing tables after supper she was trying to get me to talk to her and so I said ok I will talk to you and I asked her the question. She being stunned that I would ask her that and stunned that I was a Christian asked me if I was seriously asking her that question. I said of course I am serious, she told me that she wanted to go to heaven but she thought that she might go to hell and then asked me where I thought she was going. I told her that if she did not believe on Jesus Christ then she was going to hell and repent of her sins. She was stunned again. She then asked me where I was going and I told her that I was going to heaven. Suddenly she got mad at me and said, “So you are saying that because I gave birth to my kid I am going to hell?” She obviously knew that sex outside of marriage was wrong and I said no. I said it is because you have sinned and you do not believed in Jesus Christ. She told me that she did not want to talk to me anymore. She was swearing all night long. She was definitely convicted and mad. So as the night went on I asked the Lord for one more chance to talk to her and he gave it to me. She said do you always make people this mad (in a little more colorful words). I told her only if they were convicted about their sin and she really got mad after that. At the very end of the night she told me that she really wanted to say a lot of things to me and I told her that it wouldn’t have been the first time. And that was it. I found out the next day that she had texted and called a bunch of her friends and told them that a kid told her that she was going to hell because she had a baby. Wow the way people want to justify themselves by making what other people say look absurd. I hope that every time this girl sees me she will be tormented by the question of where she is going when she dies, until she finally comes to know Jesus Christ as her Savior. It seems like a mean thing to hope for but in reality it is because this girl needs the Lord. The Holy Spirit is working on her and I have planted a seed. It’s amazing to see how the Lord allowed me to serve that night so that I could talk to that girl. What an amazing God we have. I like how these verses put it.

Psa 37:23 The steps of a man are established by the LORD, And He delights in his way.
Psa 37:24 When he falls, he will not be hurled headlong, Because the LORD is the One who holds his hand.

God set all of this up before hand so that I could talk to this girl and I am so glad He did. It is amazing to watch how He uses unbelievers and they don’t even know it. God is so amazing!

Thursday, September 24, 2009

They Say There is No God

They look at the beautiful sunrise in the morning and the breathtaking sunset at night.
Yet they say there is no God.

They look at the bright and shining beautiful stars at night
Yet they say there is no God.

They take a look at the beautiful, magnificent mountains.
Yet they say there is no God.

They see the flowers that bloom in the spring with their radiant colors.
Yet they say there is no God.

They see the snow in the winter and not one flake is the same as another
Yet they say there is no God

They use His name as a curse word
Yet they say there is no God

They cry out to Him in their trouble
Yet they say there is no God.

They think everything happens by chance
They say there is no God.

When they look at the sunrise, sunset, the stars in the heavens, the flowers, the mountains, the snowflakes what do they think?
They cast their thoughts aside and say there is no God
How can they say there is no God?

It is because they are fools. Psalms 14 and 53
They do not know what they are saying when …
They say there is no God.

They are rejecting the existence of the One who created them.
They are rejecting the existence of the One who sent His only Son to die on the cross for their sins.
They don’t realize what they are missing because…
They say there is no God.


I wrote this a while ago and forgot to post it.

Starlight glistens across the water as I look out across it to the other side wishfully thinking about future plans. Wondering what is next. Praying that I will understand the next part on my life that I would be able to serve the Lord wherever he sends me. As the moon slowly comes up I see the forest around me even better than before. It is so bright I can see all the way across the lake I wonder if there is anyone else that is thinking and praying about the same thing as I am. Then as I look around I wonder how I could live without a God that made all of this and has been with me in everything that I have gone through. Then I realize that I can’t live without Him and it makes me even more thankful that He is there for me. All of my worries are suddenly gone and goose bumps form on my arms as I think about how God is so good and He will work everything out in due time. Finally at peace I go back to my tent for a good night sleep and wake up in the morning content and refreshed.

Tuesday, September 22, 2009

Not much time

Yesterday as I was at work (I work at a retirement home) I found out that a dear lady had died and they were having the funeral in the afternoon. Just a few weeks ago I had been cleaning her carpet and I had seen a Gideon’s New Testament sitting on her couch. I went on cleaning and I noticed she had her TV on a channel that was trying to sell very expensive Jewelry and she sat there ooing and awing. I could see she really wanted it. I thought to myself, “She is longing for worldly things that she cannot take with her when she dies.” As I was leaving I picked up the New Testament and asked her if she had read the Bible. She said not much. I told her my favorite story was in this book and I opened it up to the book of John and gave it to her and she turned the TV off and sat down right there and started reading it. I will never know if she accepted Christ as her Savior. My plan was to talk to her about it later and I never got the chance. If some of you were in my shoes you might be kicking yourself because you didn’t share the gospel with her right there and then. The fact of the matter I am not kicking myself. The Lord moved me to share the story of Christ with this woman through the little Gideon Bible she had. Not only that the past is the past and you can’t change it so move forward. It made me think about a few things. So often we hold back talking to people about Christ. Anyone can die at anytime anywhere. When I was thinking about this, I thought there is not much time. The Rapture is coming soon and I want as many people to come to heaven with me as I can get to come. Most people don’t realize the urgency of the situation. This woman’s death showed me the urgency even more than before. People think well they will just reject it what’s the point well it is better that you tried to tell them about Jesus than to just let them go without knowing the gospel and it is not you that they are rejecting but Jesus. We should do everything in light of eternity and for the sake of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ. So I hope that you will BOLDLY share the Gospel to everyone you know and don’t know because the rapture is near. There is not much time. I would hate to see all those people headed for hell and not even know what the gospel is. So again I implore you to join with me in telling everyone about Jesus Christ.

Monday, September 14, 2009

Apologize? Never!

The other day I was doing street evangelism and I stopped to talk to 3 kids. 2 of them were Methodists and the other didn’t go to church. I got the chance to share the gospel with them in full and just as I finished a man and a woman came out a store and walked up to me. When telling the woman I was a Christian the woman started yelling at me for telling these kids about Christ when I didn’t know what their belief was and that I should not be telling anyone about Christ. I apologized for telling them( of which I regret apologizing for) and that satisfied her until one of the Methodist boys pipes up and says “I know about John the Baptist too, do you know about Him?” and I told the boy that was very good and that John the Baptist was the man that came before Jesus telling them that Jesus was coming. The woman then turns to me and tells in not so nice a voice. “Stop NOW!” and tells the kids to come with her now. All this time the man is very quiet and as they are leaving the man comes closer and apologizes for the woman action. I am guessing that he was the father of the Methodist boys. As they walked up the street I followed them handing out tracts and the woman looked back at me several time giving me nasty looks all the way. At the end of the street I felt like going up to her and telling her that I was wrong. I was not sorry for telling the boys about Christ. But I did not and I wish I had. I can only pray that those boys will come to know Christ as their Savior someday.We are so apologetic about what Christ has done for us. When someone yells at us we say we are sorry that we shared the gospel. This is not the way we should be acting. We should not apologize we should stand boldly. Apologizing makes it look like we were in the wrong for telling people about Christ and the people we are talking to are right. But you know just as well as I, that is not true. So brothers and sister in Christ stand boldly telling people about Christ and don’t apologize because we have offended these people. The gospel is offensive to those who do not believe, whose minds are set on sinning and following the ways of the world. As for me I will continue boldly proclaiming the gospel and I will not apologize for telling anyone about Christ. I hope that all of you will join me in this.