Monday, May 18, 2015
Drinking fountains and sharing faith...
Listening to Greg Laurie in the car as I was running errands this week, I had to laugh at his description of how, during his high school years, as a brand new christian, he wanted to tell everyone in any way he could, about Jesus, and how his life was changed.
He stood by the drinking fountain in his high school and every time a kid came by and took a drink, Greg said... "If you drink that water, you will thirst again"...
He said each kid looked at him like he was crazy, and quickly went on their way.
Greg said... "It worked for Jesus, but it didn't work for me."
He began to learn about the Holy Spirit preparing each heart to hear about Jesus, and he began to pray, and approach things in a new way, as he moved forward.
I remember as a kid thinking I HAVE to share about Jesus and get people saved... one day in grade school, I was in the restroom and "Joyce" was also there. I thought... I will tell her and make sure she 'gets it'. After much coaxing from me, she prayed, but I don't know to this day if she 'got it', or was just anxious to get out of there and away from me!
I've also done the opposite, said nothing when I should have spoken in a situation. Of the 2, that extreme makes me feel the worst.
No wonder Jesus instructed us to seek Him first, to ask Him for openings and guidance and the right words for each situation.
We will never be wise enough to know a persons heart.
But Jesus does.
When I think about how fast this life is going by, and that unless someone knows Jesus personally, they are lost... it makes me bolder to share the good news. I am not a drinking fountain stalker, but I do want to be ready for each situation that God places me in, and my desire to share the hope that the world is seeking is much more on the front burner of my heart than ever before.
We don't need the world, but the world needs what we have.
Even as I write this, I am thinking... wouldn't it be wonderful to see Joyce in heaven one day.
Posted by Sonja Goodson at 6:25 AM