Keep it Simple, Saint!
“A person with an experience is never at the mercy
of a person with an arguement.” Benny Hinn
I was reminded of this story from my own experience while listening to PJ this past Sunday.
About 4 years ago my wife and I were visiting my sister in Ontario. At the time her teenage son was in a rough time. He was mixed up with the crowd that was not going in a good direction and gotten himself in some trouble. In order to try to save him my sister sent him to a camp in Kelowna. She was grasping for some kind of hope. Unfortunately he was still too wild even for the camp and they sent him back to her.
It was while we were visiting that he returned. My sister was in tears. She had no plan to correct this problem.
I ‘happened’ on a moment when she and I were alone and I asked if I could pray for her and my nephew. She stated how she was not into those things nor did she believe in it, but if I wanted to pray she would let me.
I prayed for the two of them. Asking God for guidance for her and salvation for him and then left it at that.
I didn’t think much about it until we were talking about six months later and she told me her son had found himself and was now on a good road. He was attending Seneca College in the culinary arts program and was well on his way to becoming a chef.
I thank God that I had that chance to reach out to the two of them on His behalf and had been given a chance to show the power of prayer. It’s so simple. I didn’t need to try to fix all the problems, or have a man to man talk with my nephew, or explain the doctrine of sin, and redemption and forgiveness. I just needed to open a channel for God to move through.
My sister is still not an “official” Christ follower but when times are tough she isn’t afraid to reach out for prayer. The door has been opened.
“…how (they) went about doing good and healing all those…”
Code of Conduct
1. Do good (serve freely)
2. Ask and Adjust (love first)
3. Share/Pray from your own experience (lead faithfully)