Monday, March 28, 2011
As I was walking through Target I saw a young man shopping and felt the holy uncomfortable nudge to initiate with him. All I did was hand him a connecting with God booklet and asked if he would be willing to read it when he had time. He facial expressions immediately showed that he wasn't open. He then said that he would take it but he wouldn't read it... when I asked why he didn't want to read it and he said "I have my own thoughts". This was a subtle rejection and took me by surprise. Am I truly willing to be rejected for sharing the truth? Sometimes I forget that many will reject the truth no matter how nice I try to be. So often I try to be so careful with my words not offend anyone that I actually don't communicate the Truth. . The Truth is offensive. Without Christ we are dead in our sin and under Gods wrath. I have to be honest with God and confess my fear of man and ask him to truly make me unashamed of the gospel so I would truly be able to say like Paul "I am not ashamed of the gospel, for it is the power of God for salvation to everyone who believes." Romans 1:16. Please pray that God would open this young mans eyes to see that God's thoughts are what really matter and that God would soften his heart to the truth of the gospel.