What I learned in Target. #PetalsofWisdom
“Pray without ceasing…” 1 Thessalonians 5:17
I don’t know about you, but when I go to buy something at Target (even if I have a list) I usually end up walking around the store looking at the displays of all of the pretty things I really don’t need. Please tell me I’m not the only one!?
Not too long ago while I was shopping at Target I heard a man speaking to someone down one of the aisles and stopped. There was something about the way he spoke that caught my attention. As I listened (I couldn’t help myself) I realized he was sharing the gospel with the person he was talking to.
How could I just walk by as if I had heard nothing?
I felt compelled to do something, but I didn’t want to run over there and freak them out. Could you imagine? The only way I could think to help without causing a scene was to silently pray. And so I prayed for this person’s heart to be open to hearing the gospel, for the seeds of truth to be planted, and that they would to come to know Jesus as Lord and Savior.
After I was done I went back in search of whatever it was I needed to buy. Later, on my way to check out I saw this man again. And guess what he was doing? He was sharing the gospel with someone else! So what did I do? I prayed some more…
I felt like a silent partner with this man as he shared Jesus with people in Target.
It’s easy to forget how many of those around us still need to hear the gospel. Being a part of such an amazing experience reminded me how important it is to pray for those who need to hear it. Just because I’m not the one personally sharing the gospel doesn’t mean I can’t be a part of it. I can always be a silent partner through prayer.
Lord you are so good and your ways are wonderful. I thank you for orchestrating everything that happened in Target that day. Help me to remember to pray for those around me that need to hear the gospel and to be bold enough to share it with them when you lead me to do so. In Jesus name I pray Amen!
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