Tonight we were out in NoHo evangelizing and proclaiming the Gospel open air. I was praying that the LORD allow us to penetrate broken hearts, that someone out there would be given ears to listen, that the seeds would fall on fertile soil and someone would hear the cry of HIS heart, calling out to the lost and estranged souls to hurry up on come on home, to REPENT and return HOME...
And then there was this woman. She was drinking her mini wine bottles, like how I used to in my hay-day. She said as she was listening to me preaching, the words were convicting her heart and she could relate to so much of it. She was 55 years old, and she needed to be reminded of the LORD. She said it was like the LIGHT turned on when I was speaking, and when I stopped, it was like the LIGHT in that place turned off. I don't think I will ever forget her saying that to me. What a beautiful encouragement from above.
Every so often, you have those moments in evangelism... moments that keep you pressing in and moving onward despite how discouraging some moments can be out in the streets pleading with lost souls. I do believe the LORD graces us with those special moments, to keep us persevering. Tender, precious moments specially planted there by HIM so we would be encouraged as we labor out in the fields for the LORD.
Often street ministry seems harder for us women. So much talk about what women should do and not do, so much confusion from the lack of proper application of Scriptural context when it comes to simply going out there and being used to help fish for souls. So many waste time debating and arguing on how to do evangelism, counting on the methods and the proper planning, rather than simply bearing the heart of GOD and trusting in the power of the HOLY GHOST. I thank the LORD that some do simply just GO! It is so much more important to save a life, to heal the broken... to be a light in the dark places where few will go. Let us pray for the boldness to seek and save what was lost, we can ask questions later. The LORD will always teach us more and more as we go.