Sunday, January 25, 2009

Sharing Jesus

Hi Friends,
We hope that you have all had a blessed week. We have been doing good.
I participate in a yahoo group called freecycle, it is nationwide. When people need something, or they are getting ready to clean out their stuff, they post it to give away, it is all free, so as I have been using it, I have received a lot of school stuff, and books, clothes, and even furnature.... Well last night someone posted about wanting a Bible, she had just recently started going to church, and didn't have one. I was able to give her one, for herself, her husband, and her daughter, now everyone in her family has a Bible. I was so excited to be able to help... Well when she came to get the Bibles, she started asking questions, I was able to lead her to the Lord, and tell her of Jesus' Love and mercy and grace. Then I also explained about baptism and how God wants us to follow his example. She was going to go to her church this morning and ask her pastor about getting baptised. I feel blessed to show Jesus to others, she was also going to tell her husband about Jesus. How awesome our God is. He is bigger than anything we face.
I am so blessed to beable to serve such an awesome God. Thank Jesus....
I have seen where God has provided oppertunities to share Jesus with someone, if I fail to take the opportunity, I feel as if I have failed Gods opportunity for the blessing. Do you know when God opens a door for witnessing? I am learning to keep my mind open to his leading. It can be a challenge. but the rewards are awesome.
How do you show Jesus to others? It can be as easy as saying Jesus loves you to someone you meet along the way.
One of my resolutions for the year is to reach and witness to one person a week, and see God work. I have lead one person to the Lord this month, my goal is one a month. If I am witnessing to others, God will help me lead more. My goal for the end of the year is 15 people led to Jesus.
I hope that you each have Jesus in your hearts, and are following him, if you are lead astray, please consider coming back to Him, He is waiting with open arms, just like with the prodical son in Luke 15:11-32. Jesus tells the story of a man who has two sons. The younger demands his share of his inheritance while his father is still living, and goes off to a distant country where he "waste[s] his substance with riotous living", and eventually has to take work as a swineherd (clearly a low point, as swine are unclean in Judaism). There he comes to his senses, and decides to return home and throw himself on his father's mercy, thinking that even if his father does disown him, that being one of his servants is still far better than feeding pigs. But when he returns home, his father greets him with open arms, and hardly gives him a chance to express his repentance; he kills a fatted calf to celebrate his return. The older brother resents the favored treatment of his faithless brother and complains of the lack of reward for his own faithfulness. But the father responds: "Son, thou art ever with me, and all that I have is thine. It was meet that we should make merry, and be glad: for this thy brother was dead, and is alive again; and was lost, and is found."
What a blessing to know that Jesus is waiting for us to come to Him.
My prayer is that if you don't know Jesus you will find someone who does, and you will ask questions, on how to come to Jesus.
I will be glad to answer anyone who has questions, just email me, or post questions in the comments section, I check it often.
Jesus Love you, if you were the only person on the earth, Jesus would have died on the cross just for you.
Have a blessed week.
Much Love and Prayer's,
Lori and girls

1 comment:

Mindy said...

Wow Lori! This is wonderful! I'll bet that was such a great feeling to be able to help that family in that way. What a blessing!

Thank you for keeping our family in your thoughts and prayers this past month. It sure was a tuffy, but we are pulling through!!