In this blog entry, I asked for ideas of how to witness to the lost when I am emersed in Christian Culture. At my new Job, I'm going through new employee orientation. In that, I was able to interact with lots of different people from lots of different areas. One of those areas was exactly what I was struggling with. Isn't God wonderful how He brings people together?! Anyway, back to the point.
In talking with this guy, he said that we need to be purposeful about it. We need to pray that God would make us sensitive in our daily life to the people around us. Because, while we may not realize it, we interact with a TON of non-believers all day long. Here is just a short list to prove my point (and his too):
the gas station attendant
our next door neighbor
the people across the street
the lady at the grocery store
That list could go on and on.
So, this morning, I'm reading today's My Utmost for His Highest and the title is "Don't Slack Off" and deals with this subject. The verse used was John 14:3
And whatsoever ye shall ask in my name, that will I do, that the Father may be glorified in the Son.
This snippet was also in the thought:
…I must take time to realize what is the central point of power. Do I give one minute out of sixty to concentrate upon it? "If ye abide in Me" – continue to act and think and work from that centre – "ye shall ask what ye will, and it shall be done unto you." Am I abiding? Am I taking time to abide? What is the greatest factor of power in my life? Is it work, service, sacrifice for others, or trying to work for God? The thing that ought to exert the greatest power in my life is the Atonement of the Lord…. "Whatsoever ye shall ask in My name, that will I do." The disciple who abides in Jesus is the will of God, and his apparently free choices are God's fore-ordained decrees. Mysterious? Logically contradictory and absurd? Yes, but a glorious truth to a saint.
So, we know that:
1. We must witness
2. God will do what we ask within His will
3. We need Opportunities
Therefore, if we ask God for opportunities to witness and the sensitivity to see those times, He will provide.
So, while I'm still looking for ideas on how to interact with people, I'm going to be asking God for opportunities to share Him with a lost world.