I’d like to tell you a True story… One evening after a Bible Study I attended, I stopped at a gas station for the obvious… gas. As I waited in line, I could not help but notice, the lottery machine. It was positioned perfectly to gain one’s attention. And it did. Well, I’m no gambler… I put my stock in Jesus. But as I stood there in waiting, I heard “Buy a ticket.” And I thought, “Are You sure God, because that would be gambling and that would be wrong, right?” I then proceeded to try and help Him come up with the right words to say or to find the righteous approach to witness [like He needed my help]. After all, God doesn’t support gambling does He? It didn’t make sense to me, but I conceded defeat and knew I was to buy a lottery ticket.
In all of my chat with God, I was still left with a question… “which one”? So it’s my turn… I looked at the lotto machine, with my ‘not so’ poker face, and asked “which is the best?” The attendant, who must have been laughing on the inside, responded with “buy one of each.” I then stated that I could buy only one… “And if God wants me to win the lottery, I will win the lottery… it only takes one.” This young man [attendant] looked at me, almost studying me, and said… “Are you a Christian?” And it was as if I heard him say “Are you a Christian… for REAL?”, because I responded back to him with “Yes! Yes I am! A real one!” It was thirty to forty-five minutes later that our awesome conversation ended… as a blessing [in disguise].
This begs ‘the question’ for me… “Shouldn’t I be so obvious to others, as to whom I live for and serve, that it be… without question?” I pray I do not have to tell you the answer… “I am Christian.” My prayer and hope is that you see Jesus, and only when He deems it necessary, that I “Love out loud” [Lol] with words.
We the people, take so much to a vote, that I wonder why we do not do it, where it matters most…
“I am a Christian!” “So how am I doing… for Jesus?” “Really?”
Do you look and see an “honest to goodness, Spirit-led & Spirit-fed, Bible reading, Spirit-talking & Spirit-walking, pick up your cross, go where He says “go”, love the Lord with all heart, soul, mind, strength & loving on your neighbor as much as yourself [& family], asking, seeking, knocking down doors for Him spirit who seeks Him first and trusts in Him alone, full of FAITH… Christian”? Or do you see a “WHATEVER” I feel like doing, saying, and walking ,with my limited view and reality of resources; befriending and serving with a “love ’em like Jesus” attitude to only those I feel like “liking” and loving, twisted sister?
Standing in my place, instead of me…
“I hope you see Jesus!”
“How am I doing… for REAL?”
“Christians”… Let’s take this to a vote?!
To the people… “How are we doing, REALLY?”
There is a huge lesson here in ‘taking it to a vote’, but I am going to let you all tell me…
And I pray that you do!
I beg the question[s]…