In searching for a scripture for A Verse A Day In June, I dug up this treasure for today:
Live wisely among those who are not believers, and make the most of every opportunity. Colossians 4:5 (NLT)
God has been putting on my heart to pray for my eyes to be open to opportunities to be used. I am tired of knowing about myself that I continue to walk around as if I didn't know the Good News. I am embarrassed that I go days without even considering the eternity of people He puts in my path.
A few days ago, I saw a girl from high school at my girls' open house. "Wow!" I thought, "She looks old. I think she's seen some rough times. I know I had some rough times in high school because of her friends. I'm sure she won't recognize me... I'll just go over here and avoid the uncomfortable moment of trying to explain who I am. I hope I don't look that old."
Oh yes I did. All that and more. How's that for a peek into my ugly, ugly heart? I was so wrapped up in the superficial, that I didn't take one minute to care if she knew Jesus. I may have wasted a prime moment Thursday night, but I'm not going to waste any more. I'll be praying for her- to either feel closer to Him, or really meet Him for the first time ever. Then, I'll be watching for the next time we cross paths. And instead of watching her wrinkles, I'll be looking out for the opportunity. And that, my friends, is why I am LOVING this idea of Gretchen's. I can't wait to see what else comes up. Join us, will you?