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Praying HandsEvery Tuesday night for around 28 weeks out of the year, my church does evangelism-in the form of door to door, predetermined visits to those who ask, and visits to church members for purposes of ministry and outreach.  Last night, me and two other members from my church, IBC Howell NJ, visited someone (nameless for the purpose of privacy) who had been attending our church recently.  We sat down with her and the gentleman leading the team started to ask her where she was in relation to God.  She said she was searching and had seen some change in her behavior as she started attending our church.  Then our team leader started to share the gospel with her.  He showed her the verses that laid out what salvation was, why we need it, and how we can accept it.  Me and the other member listened and prayed for both of them, his words and her response.

She accepted Christ that night!

I was ecstatic.  I had heard the gospel preached many times, given it myself, and had to date seen only two people come to Christ outside of large gatherings.  I am not an experiential person.  People who feel Jesus in the room have probably had too much sugar.  But last night, I really did feel as if Christ was in that room.  I confess I teared up, though I was only listening and praying in the background.  But it was so amazing.  I have a new sister in Christ now!!

Peace.

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     One.  There is a free concert tomorrow put on by Tenth Avenue North, one of the few good christian bands out there in Ocean Grove.  free concert.  To someone with a newly acquired car payment, this is amazing.  how many times will this happen when a good christian band plays for free?  Never really.  This is New Jersey, land of a bar on every corner and a club on every boardwalk.  Why am I not jumping up and down for joy?  Because, several weeks back, I signed a paper for an evangelistic group at church saying that every Tuesday I would be faithful and committed to being there for a couple of hours.  Thus, I get to watch people go to the concert and not go myself.  In all honesty, I’ll get over it.  There are more important things in life and really, I’m sure there might be someone God will put in my path tomorrow that needs to hear the Gospel that would never get to hear it if I was moshing to Tenth Avenue North.

     Two.  I have just finished a book b Josh Harris called Dug Down Deep.  I believe I’ve mentioned it before.  It has been such an encouragement because I have felt that for too long faith in america has been shifting towards an experiential element per say than a truth based one.  “But it feels right”.  Yes.  But one also has to have firm doctrine to back up one’s beliefs.  And Josh does this simply but eloquently, with several experiences to help him along, persuading me that experience is definitly part of life.  Sometimes I’m in my head too much to realize this.

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