Sunday, September 13, 2009

"Thank You For Giving Me God"

"Thank you for giving me God".
That was the reply of a nine year old boy this past Saturday after I spent some time with him telling him the good news about Jesus. He was so enthralled with the Holy Spirit touching him, he followed me around for a couple of hours at the food pantry. As I walked the hallway of the school building where we distribute the food, he introduced me to his two older brothers and asked me to tell them about God too.
I spent some time with the young men and when they were ready to accept Jesus, they young boy put both hands on his chest, chimed in and said to them, "He came inside of me today"! This little kid really got a dose, didn't he? His older brothers talked to the Lord and they started their new life in Christ also.
Well, you can imagine the excitement of the youngest boy as his older brothers asked for forgiveness of their sins and asked Jesus to be their Lord and Savior. He was so excited, he took me by the hand and introduced me to his mother. With the whole family together, I had the joy of talking to mom about how her life with Jesus could be, if she would make him Lord over every area of her life. We all prayed together and the youngest was ecstatic that he got to pray three times!

It was a good time, and it makes me grateful for the man who told me about Jesus. Thank you mister, whoever you are, who told me about Jesus, and gave me God.
Thank you for giving me God!

Thank you, to all of you, who give God to other people. And God, thank You for allowing me to serve You in that capacity! It fills me and fulfills me in every way.
Thank you Lord.

Ephesians 1:11-14
In Him also we have obtained an inheritance, being predistined according to the purpose of Him who works all things according to the counsel of His will, that we who first trusted in Christ should be to the praise of His glory. In Him you also trusted, after you heard the word of truth, the gospel of your salvation; in whom also, having believed, you were sealed with the Holy Spirit of promise, who is the guarantee of our inheritance until the redemption of the purchased possession, to the praise of His glory.