Tuesday, June 3, 2008

Witnessing in My Neighborhood

Where is my neighborhood? I guess I would say the area of homes all around me. But I am often in my car going to the store, bank, Sam's or even church. Do these count as my neighborhood too? Why am I having this whole conversation you wonder.

The last two weeks in church the message has been on evangelizing the lost. Now, to be very honest these messages were not the "fluffy and you make me feel happy" messages. As a matter of fact, I joked with someone in our church that the Pastor was smiling but I think he was smacking me upside the head at the same time. I truly welcomed these messages because they help to me think and evaluate my life according to God's word.

Am I broken over the people I meet each day who might be going to hell because they have not accepted Jesus as their Lord and Savior? Honestly, I would have to say no. I am usually just trying to complete all the tasks on my list and make sure I still have four little girls with me.

I have been praying that God would open my eyes and heart to see all the lost people around me as an opportunity to share God's amazing love. Also, that He would give me boldness to share in any situation.

Here is a quote from Sunday that still is causing me to ponder how I live my life:

"It is easier to die for Christ than to live for Him"

I want to live my life daily for Christ not just die for Him.  That means I need to come out of my comfort zone and be obedient to share the gospel with the lost.

1 comment:

Kristi said...

Thank you for sharing this. I also have been convicted, especially over the past year, to get out of my "Christian Bubble" and see the hurt all around me. I have definitely been stretched out of my comfort zone and, honestly, being in the world and living for Christ is WAY harder than I thought. It is so much easier and more comfy in my church club, if you know what I am saying. I actually don't know what to do with myself. God has really opened up my world to meet a lot of people that are not only lost, but they are hostile to the Gospel. And they are living the lost life to the fullest. It has been a bit shocking to my system, but good, because it has given me a burden for these striving and hurting people. But NOW WHAT?? I just don't know how to witness when they obviously don't want to have anything to do with it. Do you have any ideas, besides building relationships and letting things naturally progress. They know I am a Christian, but they just think it's stupid. It is harder than I thought!!