AMONGST THE BUSYNESS OF LIFE

AMONGST THE BUSYNESS OF LIFE

Life has only gotten busier as my responsibilities continue to increase—from finishing school, to getting married, starting a family, and so on. Just as I am busy, so are the people I present Jesus to. They are busy partying on Del Playa, busy eating or walking somewhere. Funny thing is, God is also busy. Jesus said “…My Father is always at His work to this very day, and I too am working” (John 5:17). And that is why evangelism can happen whenever and wherever, regardless of how busy or tired we are. It is God who is working in and through us to reveal Himself to others. Just like Jesus multiplied the little the disciples brought Him to feed 5,000, so God will work through us as we offer what we have to Him in the midst of our busyness. I’m currently pregnant with my second child, but I have the desire to go to Jesus Burgers. However, it starts pretty late and before it begins, I have to get my first child to bed after making dinner for the family, cleaning it up, etc. By the time I’m done, I’m tired and I don’t physically want to do anything. Though, when I feel a stir of passion for those who don’t know Jesus, I go out. One night, I put a time limit on my going out because I knew if I stayed out late, it would be hard for me to wake up early and take care of my family. As I walked to Jesus Burgers, I asked God to use me to really bless one person...
EVANGELISM MADE SIMPLE

EVANGELISM MADE SIMPLE

One of my favorite things to do is to help simplify evangelism for people. I think we’ve made it much too complicated, and put too much expectation on ourselves to do it perfectly. Jesus gave us a mission in Matthew 6:10, “Your kingdom come, Your will be done, on earth as it is in heaven.” On earth as in heaven is the standard for evangelism. This impossible task can either scare us away from ministering to people around us or get us excited about the possibilities of heaven invading earth. What makes this task possible is not our ability to preach well or our ability to persuade others, it is His Spirit living in us and through us. God wants to use each of us more than we want to be used by Him. Our job is simply to give God a place to land. This last Halloween in Isla Vista I took my friend Debbie out on the streets to prophesy over people, it was one of her first times stepping out in the supernatural so we tried to be as simple as possible. We stood on one side of the street opposite of the Jesus Burgers house and looked around to see who God was highlighting. I picked out this girl on the other side of the street and had Debbie close her eyes and ask God for a picture to encourage the girl. About five seconds after we picked out this girl she walked up to Debbie (who was wearing a burger costume) and asked for a picture with her. We were both so surprised that out...
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