It Makes My Heart Happy
Over a year ago my R3 group challenged us to find a way to reach out to non-believers. While in Home Goods one day, I had a sweet girl named Dani as my cashier. My heart was pounding as I felt the Lord tell me to ask her how I can pray for her. She smiled and proceeded to tell me a couple things I could pray for. I invited her to church and gave her my info before leaving the store. I later kicked myself for not getting her info, but thankfully the Lord orchestrated beyond my absentmindedness! Months later I walked into a different Home Goods store, and there was Dani at the cash register! Of course the Lord worked it out to where I was at the register right next to hers out of the eight that were open. She remembered me and I then had the chance to get her number. It also turned out she was pregnant and due two days before my baby was due! The Lord gave me the perfect way to relate to Dani and check on her. Since then we have texted often. I’ve had the opportunity to love on her with a Sonic drink at the hospital, clothes and a Bible for her little boy, and lots of prayers! After several scheduling conflicts and 2 newborns arriving, Dani, her husband, & baby boy were able to come to the Heights for Christmas Eve service! We still chat often and they plan to come back to church again soon. It makes my heart happy to see the Lord using me and developing our friendship. Next up, a yogurt date! I can’t wait to see what the Lord does next! – Jenny
2 Corinthians 3:1-6
1Are we beginning to commend ourselves again? Or do we need, as some do, letters of recommendation to you, or from you? 2You yourselves are our letter of recommendation, written on our hearts, to be known and read by all. 3And you show that you are a letter from Christ delivered by us, written not with ink but with the Spirit of the living God, not on tablets of stone but on tablets of human hearts.
4Such is the confidence that we have through Christ toward God. 5Not that we are sufficient in ourselves to claim anything as coming from us, but our sufficiency is from God, 6who has made us sufficient to be ministers of a new covenant, not of the letter but of the Spirit. For the letter kills, but the Spirit gives life.
Remember it’s God who provides all you need to love and serve others. Thank Him and ask for an opportunity to take a risk today for the gospel.
Taking personal risks to bring the gospel to every relationship.
This is what we are about.
Visit gospelrisk.org to read stories of individuals in our church doing just that.