Tuesday, June 03, 2008

When love comes to town...

If your gospel isn't touching others...it hasn't touched you.
-Curry R. Blake

I had the privilege of praying with a neighbor to receive the Lord Jesus Christ as their Savior last night. A man who said he wasn't churched, was desperate to find God and in deep need of a God who can deliver and save. In the conversation he mentioned "seeing me often" and "how I have waved to him". It's amazing how God works through simple people, in simple ways.

Great opportunities to help others seldom come, but small ones surround us daily. -Sally Koch

I find it quite satisfying to see this kind of fruit as we pass the two year mark living and working in this neighborhood. The challenges and opportunities surround us daily to witness for Christ in word and deed but it often takes a lot of seed planting and watering to see the harvest.

Work as if everything depended upon work and pray as if everything depended upon prayer. -William Booth

Living in the rest of a Sovereign God's hand and yet prayerfully soaking the region with the Spirit birthed words and works is critical to wrestling forward in such deep spiritual sand. Ministry here is a delicate balance between longing for all that God has for us; but not getting stuck in neutral because we have not chosen by faith to walk in what He has already given.

All of it is worth it in moments like last night...seeing the lost calling out to Jesus.
To God be the glory!


Anonymous said...

"A tender smile, our sorrow's only balm." Young.
I think one of the reason's that God hates a proud look is it diminishes the observer. A simple wave says, 'you matter', that is a good door opener don't you think?
Love Dad

Michael McMullen said...


Anonymous said...

I took great offence to you call your neighbor a simple man. Jesus Christ didn't call either the begger or thief "simple" men that hung on the crosses next to him during the crucifiction..We are ALL created equal in the eyes of my Lord . 1Cor. 5:7

Unknown said...

Your offense is your issue...the simple man I was talking about was me...give me a break. Amazing how Christians can harp on a post about a man coming to faith because of the perceived wrong words used to convey the experience.