Wednesday, March 26, 2008


Yesterday I was given the opportunity to step into a God moment. I didn't really want to step into it. I wanted to be praying because I was praying. I needed some one-on-one time with God. But a man in our community that I have been building a relationship with for two years came to see me yesterday. He knew I was praying. He scratched on the window to get my attention, but I wouldn't look up. He knocked on the door, but I wouldn't look up. He finally came in and started talking to me.

I often challenge the people of Charter Oak Church to say yes ,when by the power of the Holy Spirit, God prompts us to step into a moment he has prepared for us. I didn't want to step into it yesterday, but God was not going to allow that to happen. I am glad that God's faithfulness is much greater than my obedience!

For about 45 minutes the man and I had an incredible conversation about faith, family, and life. He walked away from God after 9/11. He has had a major problem with God since then. But he knows that there is something or someone missing from his life and from the life of his family. He wants a change. He needs someone he can put his entire life, family, and trust. He needs Jesus and deep down inside he knows it.

This man took a risk to come see me yesterday. I wasn't open like I should have been, but God intervened and a man and his family's life trajectory is now changed. Everything changed on Easter morning and this man who felt unlovable and untouchable has received both.

Thank you God for not giving up on me and even more so on him.


Keith McIlwain said...

I'm thankful you were there to be used by the Spirit! May god bless this man.

Brenda said...

Praise God.