Monday, August 20, 2007

God is already at work on the hearts of non-Christians

Today one of our members called me and then came into the office to share a wonderful story. She has a friend who has recently experienced both family and financial crises. This member mentioned one little detail about God and her child, and all of the sudden found herself in a whole discussion about God with her friend. And when she told her that the church could help her by providing food, her friend was overwhelmed.

Stories like this are very confirming for me about God being at work in the world. Jesus said that he would send his Spirit into the world to convict people: "When he [the Spirit] comes, he will convict the world of guilt in regard to sin and righteousness and judgment" (Jn. 16:8). So when we share our faith, we are not doing this alone. God has already been working on people's hearts. So we need to just say something about God or our faith! God will do the rest. And either they are interested or they are not. This takes the pressure off of us.

Just wanted to share this great story with you and give you hope and encouragement in reaching your friends for Christ.