I’m so sorry it took so long for me to write a post! I literally hate writing- which is why I am a business major- short and to the point kind of writing. But anyways…
I have been really passionate about sharing the gospel to the people in my life and recently God has placed many opportunities for me to do so. Now that I think about it, it is crazy how He knows that I get nervous about randomly bringing it up but all these situations God has made it so easy to bring Him into the conversation.
Every day on the way to work, I have been praying for all of my non-Christian friends but I didn’t think I would be presented with so many situations to share the gospel at the same time. I definitely was reminded by the power of prayer. Around this time of year, some of my friends are dealing with rejection from internships, self-confidence and doubtful of their future. I mean let’s be honest, we all go through this; however, we know that God already has His perfect plan for each of us. Listening to my friends struggle through some of these issues makes me realize that I can’t help them in anyway but give them Jesus. Sometimes I just sit there trying to thinking of a solution that I can do to help but I realize that they need to know that they are loved by the King. I wish they could truly understand that God sees that we are not perfect but He picks up those broken pieces and loves us for who we are despite all our insecurities. I think my problem is that I feel like I need to do get them to understand but I need to realize that I can’t control that. Only God has the power to transform someone’s life. Humanly, I get frustrated because I know that God can give them peace and help them through some of these issues but sometimes they don’t see that. I remember in a sermon I listened to, the pastor said that it is just like how our parents may make us the best home cooked dinner but we run outside and make a mud pie and eat it instead. This is literally one of my favorite images because its so true and I’m guilty of not seeing God’s best right in front of me and choosing the other option. God is giving us salvation and a peace that this world can’t understand yet we chose to be consumed by the world.
So I have a few prayer requests if you don’t mind helping me pray for my friends, especially their heart and their willingness to be open to hearing about Him. For God to reveal Himself to them in a very real way that they can’t deny that He is real. If you could also pray for me not to make excuses and be comfortable; most importantly, to be zealous for God’s house and His name to consume my life.
I was reminded by the power of God’s words, I sent this bible verse to one of my friends in John 14:27, Peace I leave with you; my peace I give you. I do not give to you as the world gives. Do not let your hearts be troubled and do not be afraid.
This verse brought tears to her eyes. Then I thought about it, I have known been reading the Bible ever since I could read, why haven’t I shared it with more people? Whenever I find a really great book I always recommend it to people. So why haven’t I recommended the only book that is the key to our life here on Earth?