One of My Favorite Things.
Talking to students is one of my favorite things. This is especially true when they are full of questions, and they often are! Many of them are forging their thoughts and beliefs and they are willing to listen to someone who thinks differently from how they do. I often find that they generally get much more than they bargained for. When they approach me, they assume that I’m a simpleton that lives by an irrational faith. But what they find is well-thought out answers and arguments for the Christian worldview. I’m not saying that I’m an expert on this stuff, but I’m often met with comments from students afterward who express thanks and satisfaction with my answers. I was particularly pleased with a comment from one student who said, “I want to ask you another question because you’re pretty smart and aren’t going to answer with ‘just believe.’” So many of these students have questions that are easy to answer but for them are great stumbling blocks. Removing those stumbling blocks are one big step towards a saving faith in Christ.
Praying for Unsaved Children
Recently on the college campus, a young lady approached me to talk with me. I shared with her the gospel and upon further discussion, she told me that her father was a born
again Christian, but that she struggled with the idea that a good God would allow evil things to happen in this world. I spoke with her the best I could on the subject and I pray that I was able to help to answer some of her questions in a satisfactory manner. After she left, I couldn’t help but continue to think about the fact that she told me that her dad was a ‘born again Christian.’ It’s not often that I hear those terms on the college campus. I hear, ‘my family is Catholic’ a lot, but not this terminology. It gave me the impression that her father might be a true follower of Christ and was probably praying for her. Perhaps he was praying that God would send someone across her path to speak with her! Perhaps I was that person!
Do you have unsaved children? Perhaps they are off to college or live far away. Don’t give up on praying for them! You never know how God might speak to them. Perhaps they’ll cross paths with at Holy Ghost-filled street preacher! You never know!
Remember this promise:
“The children of your servants shall dwell secure; their offspring shall be established before you.” – Psalm 102:28
Going to Another Level
I must boast in the Lord for a moment. I’m really enjoying myself in ministry more than I have in a long time. I’ve gotten more and more comfortable preaching on the streets. Sometimes, I’m by myself. I used to fight a lot of fear, but not as much anymore. My confidence in the Lord has grown. I used to avoid eye contact with those who walk by, but now I look them straight in the eye and speak straight to their soul. I’m thankful for where the Lord has brought me, and I’m looking forward to whatever he has for me in the future.
Thank you for coming on this journey with me! Your support and prayers have made it possible. I can say along with the prophet Samuel, “Thus far the LORD has helped us.” (1 Samuel 7:12). Indeed, He has!
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