Wednesday, October 12, 2011

You Never Know

“Make the most of every opportunity, for the days are evil.” Ephesians 5:16

You never know how much a little can go a long ways when it comes to outreach.

Recently I was flying from Atlanta to Colorado. I met a man on the plane who used to play football at the University of Georgia. Since I am a pretty big BullDAWG fan, we had a lot to talk about during our flight.

As we were leaving the plane, I felt the Holy Spirit say to me, “Give him one of those tracts in your backpack.” I always carry two tracts with me: one a basic gospel tract, and the other the “My Heart Christ’s Home” booklet. I said, “Steve, I want to give you a little booklet that has meant a lot to me, and I think it will encourage you” as I handed him the “My Heart Christ’s Home” pamphlet, along with my business card. He thanked me and we parted ways. I did not expect anything to come of it. I me of little faith!

The next day I got this text: “David, when you get back in town, can we get together? I want to talk to you about “my house”! Wow. All I did was hand him a tract and now he wants to talk to me about his life in Christ. How cool!

So what came of this? Well, we met the next week for breakfast and had a great talk. He really opened up to me. He told me of his conversion but lack of lordship, divorce, struggle in his present marriage, and need to find a church. God really blessed our talk. I believe this may be the beginning of an ongoing friendship. All because I simply handed him a booklet about the Lord.

How cool that God used something so small to lead to a major ministry opportunity.

This little experience has given me a greater desire to be more sensitive to those promptings of the Spirit. You never know ….