In an entry dated October 4, 2009, I wrote the following:
“Lord, yesterday came more opportunities, more chances to talk about you again with someone who is seeking you out, and with someone who was so against you and religion.
I tried hard to encourage the seeker about their walk. I see such growth in them since they lost their loved one several months ago, yet I still see their focus is too much on things and people. The focus is affecting their growth in relationship with you.
God my prayer is the energy spent there will be shifted to you and they will focus more on you. They have come a long way already. I pray you continue to draw them closer to you.
God the other person has a long way to go before I know exactly what they believe. A statement from them about “not being born again” is concerning. If given another opportunity to talk about this, may your Holy Spirit give me the right words.
My test this morning came from 2 Peter Chapter 2 and all I could think of was the young girl who was so lost and confused, and too head strong for her own good. I worry it will be too late for her. The due penalty and punishment 2 Peter speaks of, well, it just makes me wish she would listen. Lord, I want so much for her to know you, not push you away.
Needs – Strength
Insight – I’m still weak in a lot of areas.
Reactions – I find I justify those areas of weakness
I am thankful for opportunities to share Jesus with people and share my experiences. I am thankful for Tuesday night ladies studies and the growth we are seeing there. I keep saying this – I am thankful for all you have brought to my life, especially when I think back to where I used to be. I’ve come a long way and I have a long way to go, but that’s ok – it will be worth the journey.”
When I am weak, you are strong and I can live with that.”
In His Service,