Practicing not Preaching

I thought since I am about to take on the task of encouraging women to share truth and their faith to a lost world, that I had better get my own act together.

I was out running errands yesterday and had transactions with three different people. Actually four, but one I learned had already put her faith and trust in the Lord.

I carry “Steps to Peace With God” in my purse and leave them at restaurants etc., but I decided to practice some personal contact with these people before I left them with a booklet.

It felt awkward, and I spoke words I don’t normally say because I am not used to this kind of dialogue, but it didn’t take long to figure out what might work.

The most moving response I got was after I had stood in line for about 10 minutes waiting for a cashier. I prayed and asked the Lord what I might say. I also asked Him for what she needed to hear.

I waited until our transaction was over.  I asked her name, introduced myself and told her it was good to meet her. I then said, “I just want to tell you that God loves you, and no matter what you have done in your life, He is ready to forgive you.” I then gave her a booklet and told  her she might want to read it later.

Her face dropped, I saw vulnerability, and some embarrassment. The Lord let me see the power of simply sharing truth with the dying world. A seed was planted, one more soul who might  perish for lack of knowledge of the truth has been given an opportunity to make right their relationship with God.

Alleluia!

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