I am currently reading Unfashionable by Tullian Tchividjian. It is a very practical book on living as salt and light in the world. NOT by living like the world but living in the world as unfashionable. Check it out!
Monthly Archives: August 2009
Last week a man came in the workplace. He asked me if we had any receptacles. I actually did not know if we did, so I went to look. Unfortunately, we did not. I knew this man would be hanging around for awhile as he replaced our security system. So, by the providence of God my boss asked me to make a run to the bank and post office. I needed a few items from our local hardware store, so I stopped in and picked up the things I needed and a receptacle. When I returned to the workplace the man was still there. So, I gave him the item he so desperately needed. He tried to pay me the 60 cents I paid for it, but I refused. We were both busy with our work, so we went back to work.
However, I as mused over the turn of events I realized (as it stood) I would receive the glory from this man. Therefore, I made my way back to the front of the store so that I could turn the glory from me to God. I began by telling him the receptacle was a gift from God and that his salvation was bearing fruits of kindness towards him. I then explained how I was not a good person but that Christ was good and this salvation was reflecting the kindness of God to him. He stood there dumbfounded.
Be intentional about sharing the gospel. Don’t miss any opportunities that might present themselves. Praise be to God for his steadfast love endures forever!
Luke writes, “And Zacchaeus stood and said to the Lord, ‘Behold, Lord, the half of goods I give to the poor. And if I have defrauded anyone of anything, I restore it fourfold.'”
If we were diligent to seek out the poor and those we have defrauded we would be busy evangelists explaining why we were giving our goods to them.