Monday, May 17, 2010

Soul Saver

A few weeks ago, I wrote about hearing those precious words, “Well done, my good and faithful servant.” For the record, I highly admire those people who boldly walk into a mall or a crowded street and easily approach strangers to ask where they stand with Christ.  I merely stated in my article that I didn’t believe everyone had that gifting or calling.  Some of us reach out to unbelievers in different ways, preparing their hearts to hear the good news of Jesus Christ.

I took an evangelist training course a number of years ago, and they actually took us to a mall to witness to people.  The head of my group was amazing.  He had great passion for the lost and didn’t hesitate to stop everyone that passed him.  A pastor I worked for in Australia was the same way.  That was his mission in life, to reach out to the lost.  He didn’t want to waste any time doing it, so he talked to everyone he met about Jesus.

That same pastor recently sent me the following link.  It is a little lengthy, but I promise you, the time quickly passes.   http://www.freecdtracts.com/testimony_11.htm

This is an amazing account of a man who did nothing but approach people in the streets of Sydney asking them if they thought they would go to heaven.  I want to be like him when I grow up.  Please, take the time to listen to it.  It is powerful.  I have an even greater admiration for people who are driven to save souls. 

I think the devil often holds us back from reaching out to the unsaved by placing doubts in our minds about our capabilities.  We all have family members who aren’t walking the walk, maybe even some living under the same roof.  If we’ve been unsuccessful in helping them “see the light”, how can we approach complete strangers about turning from their sin?  That’s what the devil wants us to believe.

We see our unsaved family and friends often enough for them to observe the way we live.  That may be the biggest witnessing tool we carry.  They usually don't want to hear the truth from someone close to them, but you don’t have to say a word when you set an example of how Jesus wants you to live. 

It is difficult to watch family members and people you know miss the blessings from God because of their lifestyle choices.  You have to remember that you are planting seeds in their hearts with your actions.  You are doing your part. Someday, they may run across a man like the one in the streets of Sydney who changes their life.  Your actions and Godly example had a huge part in that change.

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