Wednesday, July 8, 2009

W.o.G. Wednesday: Acts 5:42

Acts 5:42
Day after day, in the temple courts and from house to house, [the apostles] never stopped teaching and proclaiming the good news that Jesus is the Christ.
I read an amazing story on one of my friend's blogs today. Melissa blogged about her friend who felt like God was prompting her to share His Gospel message. She waited and waited, not wanting to talk to this stranger sitting next to her on the plane. Finally, it was time for the descent and she and the other passenger struck up a conversation. Things progressed from there and she was able to share her passion and all-consuming love that she has for our God with a perfect stranger.

When she got off the plane, she couldn't believe that she could jam all that conversation into such a short descent. It wasn't until she was gathering her luggage that she heard, "We've been in Orlando but the plane was circling the airport for no reason for the last half hour." Turns out, there was a reason the plane was circling--so she could "proclaim the good news that Jesus is the Christ".

For the full story, check out Melissa's blog post here.

How many times have I been in a situation where the perfect opportunity to share the message that I believe , hold to be true, and be of UTMOST importance in my life? Lots. How many times have I acted on that? I can count those times on one hand.

Obviously, here, on my blog, I share about my faith. But what I'm talking about today is real-life sharing where you see the person face-to-face. Its a lot harder that way!

I'm a people pleaser so its easy for me to just write about my faith and hope that someone reads it and takes it to heart but, if they don't want to read it, then i'll never know and I also won't know if I offended them and their opinion.

In real life, I can read someone's expression and watch it change from genuine interest to escape-mode. So, I avoid that situation and just don't share.

Thanks to Melissa's blog post about Beka and the wonderful examples in the Bible, I know that I have God's power to share His gospel and His approval is all I need. May I ever be mindful of that!

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