What a beautiful day we had yesterday. I actually played a little hooky and went for a motorcycle ride. Two rides, actually. I certainly wasn’t the only one doing that!
I have to tell you a cool story. As I’ve mentioned before, I am quite open in sharing the gospel with my customers. Quite often, this door opens when s/he is experiencing difficulties. Surprising to me, I have found that more times than not I end up witnessing to believers. By sharing the gospel, I end up encouraging my fellow sisters and brothers in Christ. The story is usually the same. They believe but have strayed. They no longer go to church. They don’t pray, nor do they read their bibles. Almost always, I catch them off guard. They don’t see me as a bible guy until we start talking. It always ends up good.
One guy turned out to be a deacon in a southern Baptist church. He recently shared that he was going to have a procedure for a blockage in a vein. The examination revealed he needed open heart surgery. He is undergoing this at the very moment. If you would, please say a prayer that God may grant Reginald a full and speedy recovery.
There is an interesting God story in this. I spoke with him on Tuesday and asked about his hospital, so we could send flowers. I gave this information to Melissa. After looking everything up, she replied that he lives in the same town that she and I are going to be at next week for a conference. I relayed this to Reginald and asked if we could visit him while he’s in the hospital. He was very, very touched by this. As it turns out, the hospital is right by our hotel and on the way to our conference. How cool is that?
I thank God for my job. I really have no restrictions about talking Jesus to my customers. God opens doors, and I go through them. Sure, I’m sure I don’t see them all, but I do see a lot of them. I get great satisfaction out of sharing the gospel to those who don’t believe that they might enjoy the gift of repentance. I also get great joy out of encouraging believers. Life is hard, and it is wonderful to see how God uses us to encourage his church.
2 Corinthians 1:3-4 Blessed by the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, the Father of mercies and God of all comfort, who comforts us in all our affliction, so that we may be able to comfort those who are in any affliction, with the comfort with which we ourselves are comforted by God.
Proverbs 16:24 Gracious words are like a honeycomb, sweetness to the soul and health to the body.
Father, encourage others in your church to boldly reach out with the gospel. We all need it. Unbelievers need it. So do those of us who believe. Show them how to do it. Show them the great joy that comes from being obedient. Show them it is worth all the risk. Let them discover that there really is no risk at all. Amen.
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