Yesterday, I went out to meet some friends at Uno’s in Downtown Ft. Worth. I arrived early, so I decided to hang out in Starbucks for a while. As I sat, I saw several interesting things. I noticed a small group of people who appeared to be living on the street, and I saw a Muslim woman participating in her ritualistic prayer. I began to think about the passing of Billy Graham, and how his legacy was evangelism.
To be completely candid, I have always struggled with evangelism. I’m not ashamed of my faith or anything like that, but walking up to someone to start a conversation is not in my personality. I don’t do that about anything. I walked away feeling somewhat discouraged, but I said a simple prayer, “God, open a door for me to share my faith.”
I made my way down the street towards the restaurant. Just as I was about to cross the street, I heard someone call out to me. I turned around and saw a man who seemed as though he had been living on the streets for some time. I waked up to him and introduced myself. He told me that his name was Country and he had been homeless ever since he lost sight in his eye due to an injury on the job. I bought him a cheeseburger, and we had a chance to pray together. I prayed that God would bring him healing and provide protection.
I was reminded of this, that God hears our prayers. I asked for an opportunity to witness, and he opened that door for me. Here’s my challenge to you, stop looking for opportunities to share your faith. Instead, start praying for opportunities. God has set up divine appointments, and we need to tune in to His voice so that we can follow his direction!