Wasn’t it great to hear the different testimonies (both in class and in the service) from people who were sensitive to the prompting of the Holy Spirit and what happened as a result of their obedience. It is an incredible experience when God speaks to us in the stillness of our heart and even better when we are obedient to Him.
Christine’s story of how we prayed for my friend for over 20 years was a great reminder for me of how we may not always be the one who leads a person into the presence of God. We may sow the seed and water the soil for years and someone comes along and gathers the harvest. God works in unique ways.
The small child in the service who witnessed to her classmate was another great story. And how about the handbags. What a great opportunity to share Christ because of a hobby you love.
Today’s lesson talks about living in a 3-D world. This is not a Sunday attitude but a lifestyle decision.
A few years ago I read a book called “My Hearts Desire” and it changed my perspective on what I called “Worship”. Worship is not a feeling you get on Sunday mornings but a lifestyle decision we make every waking moment. We must choose to worship our Savior 24/7, through the good times and bad. This is a choice.
Lifestyle evangelism is also a choice. We must chose to reach out to people outside of our comfort zone and be the ambassadors for God we should be.
Only when we take an interest in a persons life will they really care what we believe.
Lets be about the business of:
- Developing friendships among our lost friends
- Discovering their life stories
- Discerning the next appropriate steps to take.
During the week
Be working on the section called “Individual Strides” (this is code for homework) starting on page 32 of your book.
- Keep on with your daily reading and devotions. Spending quality time with God daily is key to a good relationship.
- Hide God’s Word in your heart through scripture memorization and meditation.
“Then you will understand what is right and just
and fair—every good path.
For wisdom will enter your heart,
and knowledge will be pleasant to your soul.
Discretion will protect you,
and understanding will guard you.”
(Prov. 2:9-11, NIV)
May the Lord richly bless you each one,