Thursday, September 29, 2011
Today was interesting indeed. As always I pray that the Lord would use me and lead me to the right people to talk to. So during lunch I was wandering around when I decided to go to my past Spanish teacher's classroom. I came in and greeted Mr. Domingo (Mr Sunday LOL) and he did the same and asked me how I was doing. I told him that I was doing fantastic. Then later two students came in so I decided to witness to them. I first asked them what they thought about the 9/11 incident, and one of the students I was talking to told me Heaven. I asked him why and he told me he was a Muslim. The other student was his friend. And I found out that both their names were Iman and Phillip. I had a very fascinating conversation with Iman and I asked him about his belief and he started telling me in concrete detail about what he believed in. I found it very interesting. Because he knew what he believed in, even though he didn't believe in Jesus Christ the Savior, he did know that he was a prophet and that what he believed was many prophets, and that their was someone after Jesus. He wanted to know if Jesus was really God and had some good questions that I didn't know how to answer well. I tried the best I could and told him that I didn't know the answer but asked Iman if he wanted to know the answer. He said yes and so I gave him my email. He was very respectful and he shared what he believed and so did I. We both had our differences when it came to belief. But what I didn't tell him which I should have, was that Jesus rose from the dead to prove that He is the Son of God. The one who He claimed to be. That's what makes Him radically different from anyone else. Then I told him to check out a book, then I said bye to him and his friend. Afterwards, I noticed a girl that I wanted to talk to. And I wanted to just chat with her. But something made me want to talk with her and I didn't know what God planned so I came up to her when she was sitting down doing her homework and started to talk. We just started talking about school then she told me she's a Christian! Her name is Yeji, and she's full Korean just like my friend Rachel. And I was really surprised and we kept talking and talking. And she's a very sweet person, even though she may look a little shy. I invited her to come to youth alive again, and she agreed. I got her phone number so I can stay in contact with her. Amazing what the Lord can do in one day!!! Praise the Lord forever!!! Amen!!!
Wednesday, September 28, 2011
This evening my brother called me on my phone and told me that we were going to have Subway instead of Taco Bell tonight. I was unhappy, so I told my brother that I will have Taco Bell. He called me back and told me that I had to go there driving, eat and come back. I agree so I eventually left. I came into Taco Bell and ordered my food and while I was waiting, I started talking with a young man who was waiting for his food also. Then I introduced myself and his name is Dean. I asked him if I could sit with him, and he said sure. So I got my food and my hot sauce and went outside. I met his friend who was named Matt and chatted with him. Then during the conversation I said "hey can I ask you guys an interesting question?" Dean said sure. I asked "when you die, what do you think is on the other side?" Dean said he had different beliefs, but honestly he didn't know. Then I shared what I believed in which is the Son of God, the resurrected Savior the Lord Jesus Christ and what He did for them. I went through the Ten Commandments and shared how Christ's blood can literally wipe all of his sins away. Then I gave him an index card to mark cahills book website oneheartbeataway.org. Then I said goodbye and left. As I was driving home, I noticed a homeless guy on the side of the road, sitting in the grass. I thought to myself "Lord, I am not letting this man go by without you." So I parked in the nearest parking lot and walked over to him and talked. He was a very nice gentleman. We just started talking about homelessness and how it affects people. His name was David. So I said to him "can I ask you an interesting question?" He said sure. I asked him "if you died tonight are you 100% you are going to Heaven?" He said yes, and I asked him "how do you know that to be true? He told me that he is forgiven of his sins and he goes to Church. So I went through the Ten Commandments, sin, Blood of Jesus Christ etc. Then I asked David "can I pray for you?" He said sure, so I held his hand tightly and began to pray that the Lord would provide for him and that He would comfort and be with him because He loves him. And I also prayed and said that I loved David too and wanted to see him in Heaven one day with me and the Lord Jesus. Then I shook his hand and said goodbye to him. And then he told me that his wife was on the other side when he pointed to her. And then she said "thank you!" In a loud grateful voice. I even prayed that the Lord would lead me and use me tonight. Praise the Lord Jesus Christ!!! He is worthy!!! Amen!!!
Tuesday, September 27, 2011
Today has truly been a great day, as every day of course. Today I witnessed to a guy named Michael and he seemed like he didn't want to talk. So I chased after him until he finally he remained stationary in a wide open area near the cafeteria. I asked him the question when you die, what do you think is on the other side?" He said he didn't know. So I shared with him Ten Commandments, sin, Blood of Jesus Christ etc. Then I told him to think about after I talked to him about eternal matters. Then I said goodbye to him. After I saw a student coming my way and I struck up a conversation with him using the survey approach that's in the book one thing you can't do in Heaven. So I walked up to him and said "excuse me man, can you help me out? I'm working on a project." He said "sure, what kind of project are you working on?" I said "for the project I'm working on I'm asking the question when you die, what do you think is on the other side? What do you think is out there?" He was thinking a little and said "Heaven I guess?" Then I shared with him my belief and all the necessary parts of salvation an what it took to be right with Jesus Christ. Then I told him to check out a book called one heartbeat away by mark cahill that's on oneheartbeataway.org. I walked around seeing who the Lord wanted me to witness to, but the bell rang and I had to get to class. But earlier today during second period, an unexpected surprise occurred. The vice principal Ms. Palos came in and tossed me my wallet! I was so thankful. I wanted to ask her who turned it in, or where they found it, but I couldn't because she was nowhere at lunch. I believe truly that the Lord was testing my faithfulness to Him, because I wasn't worrying but saying it's ok, it's just a wallet and praised, sang, and worshiped God. And I knew that when I got my wallet back. I passed the test. When I say I trust the Lord, I mean it. Amen.
Sunday, September 25, 2011
I rode the bus again today to Church in the morning and yesterday night I prayed to the Lord and asked Him to put the right people in that bus to chat with about eternity. So I came on the bus and I noticed a young man sitting on the front seat. It was literally right next to the seat where apollo sat Friday night. So I came up to him and we started chatting about regular things. Then I began to witness to Arnofl about the Ten Commandments, sin, the cross, blood of Jesus Christ. And he was thankful for what I said to him. And I gave him a card to mark cahills site for his book one heart beat away Then I told him I would be right back. I noticed a young teenage girl in the back and her name was Jerilyn. I began talking normally with her then switched the conversation to the eternal. She told me during the conversation that she believed in reincarnation after she died. Then I asked her this question to challenge her "Is it possible for someone to believe something is going to be on the other side after they die, then when they die, what they thought was going to be there was actually not there?" She said that it is a possibility then I said "yes exactly. If a person believes their is nothing after you die, and their is something. That would make the person 100% wrong. But you can't have a wrong answer unless their is a what?" She said a right answer. I said "yes. That means their is eternal truth. You just told me. So that means you may have a wrong answer for eternity, but what are you going to do about it?" She just sat their and said nothing, because she admitted their had to be a right answer for eternity. So then I shared with her the Ten Commandments, sin, blood of Jesus Christ. And when I was talking about the Ten Commandments I said at one point "would that mean Heaven or Hell?" She looked away and said "I'm going to Hell." But as I said above I shared what God's greatest gift to humanity was. And that is Jesus Christ. And what His shed Blood on the Cross can do for her. Then I gave her the card as I did to Arnofl, and she thanked me. Then I went back to Arnofl started talking, and my stop was coming up so I had to leave. Then as I was leaving the bus, I had one more card to give to the bus driver for the link to the site, he thanked me for that too. I am so thankful for those two conversations I had with Arnofl and Jerilyn. I knew that the Lord wanted me to talk with these two people. Their was a reason I got on that bus this morning. Praise the Lord!!! Hallelujah!!! Amen!!!
When it is always Sunday I think about the day ahead tomorrow. I think about school then adult school tomorrow. I always worry and expect that tomorrow something bad is going to happen academically. But this verse always comes to my head when I think about working for the Lord. "Whatever you do, work at it with all your heart, as working for the Lord, not for men, since you know that you will receive an inheritance from the Lord as a reward. It is the Lord Christ you are serving." Colossians 4:23-24 I must remember that at ALL TIMES I am working for the Lord in whatever I am doing. Whether at a job, my test I'm taking, classwork, homework, or anything. I live to serve the Lord Jesus Christ in whatever I do because I know that I will get a reward from Him specifically reserved for me. But how I overcome this anticipation of school plus adult school tomorrow is read the Word of God and praise Him. When I sing to God with all my heart, soul and strength, I experience a Joy and Peace I never knew existed. I can talk to Jesus anytime I want during the day. And He is worthy to be exalted at all times. My favorite book for encouragement and comfort is the book of Isaiah. Because starting in Isaiah 40 it talks about how God comforts His people. Here is one my favorite verses: "So do not fear, for I am with you, do not be dismayed, for I am your God. I will strengthen you and help you; I will uphold you with my righteous right hand." Isaiah 41:10 When I read this, I know that the Lord Jesus is with me at all times and that he will lift me up in sticky situations and that He is ALWAYS worthy to be lifted up higher and higher and higher every single day. Amen.
Saturday, September 24, 2011
Today was just an unbelievable day. Well as you all know from the previous story, I lost my wallet. As disappointed as I was, I praised the Lord in the middle of the situation, trusting that He knows what He is doing. Well that brings up a fascinating story that happened just this evening. As I was walking up to the bus station to take the bus, I was waiting for it, when unexpectantly the bus passes by me! I was jogging up to it when all of a sudden people I knew from school that were in a car just gave me a quick greeting. Then I entered the bus and payed my fee. As always, I witness to people, since it's my favorite hobby. Their was a High School student sitting in the seat that I noticed first and I sat in front of him and started chatting. He told me he goes to school in livermore and his name is Apollo (after Apollo 18, makes it easier to remember his name haha). Anyway's we started talking about school life and how he's doing. And I realized that his stop is at dixon landing. So knowing I didn't have too much time on the clock, I started witnessing to him. I said "Apollo, can I ask you a question?" He said "sure" I asked him if you died tonight are you 100% assured you are going to Heaven?" He said no so then I asked him if their is a Heaven, if he wanted to go there. Apollo said "of course". Then I asked "do you know how to get there?" He said "no" then I showed him his sin by going through the Ten Commandments and sharing with him about repentance and the Cross of Jesus Christ and how Jesus's Blood washes away his sin as clean and as white as snow. Then I asked him if I could pray for him. He said "yes" and I prayed that he would commit his life to Christ and live for Him. And I just prayed the the Lord would lead him to put his trust in Him and follow him and be with him wherever he is. Then he said "thanks George" and gave me a hug before I left. I will never forget Apollo because I shared the truth with him and loved him enough to care about his soul and where he will go after he dies. Then he got off the bus and waved back to me before the bus continued forward. Then right after I started a conversation with the bus driver. We just chatted about where we were from and stuff like that. Her name is Aisha. (I don't know how to spell her name, but I apologize if I did) and she is a very sweet African-American woman. I finally had the guts to say "Aisha, can I ask you an interesting question?" She said in a very kind tone "of course!" I asked "if you died tonight, are you 100% assured you would be going to Heaven?" She said "yes I am" and I asked her "why is that" and she gave me a very strong, but true answer. She said to me "because I believe in my Lord and Savior Jesus Christ who died for me." I completely agreed. Then I asked her if she has ever fully committed her heart and life to Jesus Christ and repented of her sin. She said yes again. I was very happy that she told me that. Then I told her that I am blessed to have met her and told her that it was no accident God has arranged this whole divine appointment. Then when I was about to get off the bus, I asked her "can I give you a hug?" I leaned over to give her a tender hug, just like the shepard would when He comforts His children in need. Then I said "God Bless you" and she said "God Bless you too, with a warm smile and tone." Then I got off the bus and waved to her as she passed me bye. I praise the Lord for today. If I would have kept my wallet, I would have driven to Church and not have had those two conversations with both those people that the Lord had waiting for me to meet. Now I know why the Lord wanted my wallet to be lost. And it was for an awesome reason. Praise the Lord!!! Amen.
Wednesday, September 21, 2011
Today was possibly one of the greatest/dissapointed day of my school life. First of all I have lost my wallet and my driver's license and ID were in it. I was extremely dissapointed and thought that I can never go on with my life. So then I asked the Lord to give me peace and assurance that He has everything under control. Throughout the day today I praised God Almighty during this entire situation and kept telling Him that I trusted in Him and would never back down from my relationship with Him. It was so awesome! I literally cannot describe the feeling and Joy I had while praising the Lord. During fifth period today I asked my teacher if I could go look for my wallet. She said ok and so I wandered the hallways loooking through the trash cans and the places where I misplaced it. Then I entered into Vallhalla theater and searched for my wallet. As I was looking I was singing praises and songs to Jesus as I was looking and was telling Him that He should be golrified and magnified that I trust in Him alone. I kept on singing to the Lord outload since no one was there except me. I kept singing praises to Jesus with all my heart and soul. I even stood on the acting stage and put my hands up in the air praising the Lord by myself. Me and Him. I kept singing and singing and singing, and just wouldn't stop. Until I told God "Lord, when I walk out that door. I ask that you be with me and that you would help me find my wallet. You are my Savior and I will praise you and glorify you forever and ever." Even though I lost my wallet that had my driver's license in it. I still praised God during that entire situation. I was worried at first, but when I gave it all to Jesus, I had a Joy and peace that I cannot describe, and never can. I am always faithful to the Lord and I am not backing down ever. Whatever happens to my wallet, let it be, but I know that the Lord is in charge of it all. Praise the Lord!!! :D Amen.
Sunday, September 18, 2011
I decided to give a second shot at witnessing at Golfland yesterday. Well as I came out of my car. I walked to the front entrance and their was what appeared to be a high school or college student just standing their doing nothing. I found out later he is college student. But anyway's I walked up to him to start a conversation. His name was Andrew and I asked him when he died what he thought was on the other side. He told me he didn't know. Then I shared my belief with him that their is a God and how He died to set him free from his sin. I took him through the Ten Commandments and talked to him about sin and what it took to be right with the Lord. He told me he was guilty of his sin and then I told him "Andrew. The reason I share this with you is because I care about your soul and where your going to spend eternity." He just said "ok" like he didn't care at all, but I thank the Lord I had the chance to talk with Andrew about Jesus and what He did for him on that Cross. I entered through the main entrance of Golfland and played video games for a while and I also encountered my Nebraskan friend Ray and we chatted a little before he had to work. A little while after I played video games and saw a man get his groove on while playing DDR (Dance Dance Revolution), which really impressed me. I noticed two twin brothers playing pinball and as they were about to leave I said "excuse me" and began a conversation with them. Their names were Robin and Lee. They told me they did not know what was on the other side after they died. I explained to them proofs for a God, Ten Commandments, sin, repentence, etc. Then I told both of them to check out a book I wanted them to see and then I was gone. I started another conversation with a high school student but the conversation was very brief because he had to leave with his family. Later on after I watched this guy tear up points in Mrs. Pac-man (Man's got skill), I was about to leave Golfland and noticed a young man hopping over rails in the courtyard area in between the two buildings in Golfland. I walked up to him and starting talking. Then his friend came in and we started talking too! They were both past graduates from Mission San Jose High School and after we chatted a little I said "can I ask you both a question?" The graduate who I was talking to before his friend came said "go for it." I asked "When you die, what do you think is on the other side?" His friend who was a girl said "nothing." And the young man told me Heaven. We started talking about that. And then I brought up proofs for a God. The young lady tried to use her own logic to argue or fight against what I was saying for proofs for God. Yet I kept talking. Her logic was twisted and was believing and trusting in her own logic to fight against Truth. And I was sharing the Truth with both of them, but the girl didn't like it or agree with it. Then after I shared about the Ten Commandments and how they are both sinners. I said "since you both told me you are liars, thieves and blasphemers. Would you be guilty or not guilty on judgment day?" The girl said not guilty (a big fat lie). And when I said "would that mean Heaven or Hell depending on that standard?" The girl said another twisted dumb lie "Heaven." And she also believed and said that the bible was written by men. (Worst lie I have ever heard in my life). We just talked and talked and at the end of the conversation I said "you know this was a great conversation." Even though I absolutely did not believe at all what this lady was trying to argue against me (she is believing lies) I still shared the Truth in love the best I could and not to argue. And when the young lady was trying to argue against me to prove her point, it reminded me of a bible verse that I found in Titus 3: 9-11 "But avoid foolish controversies and genealogies and arguments and quarrels about the law, because these are unprofitable and useless. Warn a divisive person once, and then warn him a second time. After that, have nothing to do with him. You may be sure that such a man is warped and sinful; he is self-condemned." I wanted to warn her about what was coming, but she didn't want to listen. So I thanked them and told them to check out a book. (The girl still tried to use her logic just for checking out a book). So I said bye and left. I praise the Lord for yesterday and today because He is always faithful even when you don't know what He is doing. Amen.
Friday, September 16, 2011
Yesterday during lunchtime at school I decided to hang around with my good friend and English teacher Mr. Phillips. I gave him a book that I really wanted to him to read which was my copy of the book one heartbeat away by mark cahill. He just skimmed through it until I told him their was a summary on the back of the book. He read it out loud and then he went through the book again until he found a chapter that found interesting to him which is called "the flames, the flames!" It has stories about all those near-death experiences how people think that their are white lights and tunnels. But most of the stories, people have reported seeing Hell and the fire. My past English teacher was so interested in the book that he was still reading it even when the bell rang for class! He told me he would read it and said to me that we'll talk about the book since I have read it also. I was really happy to sacrifice a book of mine just for someone to know the Lord Jesus Christ and my teacher Mr. Phillips is someone I want to see in Heaven one day. Thank you Lord Jesus for helping me take a soul into your Kingdom forever. Amen.
Tuesday, September 13, 2011
Today at school I walked over to a student sitting on a table by himself so I walked over to chat. His name is Chris and he told me that whatever happens after you die doesn't matter. So I shared the Ten Commandments with him and how he is guilty of his sin. And he just listened even though he didn't care about what I was saying. But I remember mark cahill said something very true and that statement has stuck with me all the time when I witness and he said "every single you have ever witnessed to will thank you one day." And those words made an impact to me because every person I have ever witnessed to will thank me one day whether they are in Heaven or Hell. Because they will know one day I was telling the truth about the resurrected Lord Jesus Christ. So I warned Chris about Hell and how Jesus described it in horrifying terms. Then as I was leaving I gave him a pat on the shoulder and said goodbye. Then as I was walking throughout school I went into a hallway and found a student sitting on a bench eating alone. I approached him and struck up a conversation with him. Being the friendly guy as I am I introduced myself and he did also. His name is Daniel and I asked Daniel when he died what he thought was on the other side. He told me that by his point of view he said he's a Christian and believes that Christ died for us and by trusting in Him as our Savior we will go to Heaven. We talked about that for a little bit then I told him that I was a really passionate Christian who loves the Lord. Then I asked him "Daniel, do you live out your faith?" He told me the best he could. So I encouraged him and told him to check out a book I wanted him to buy and really recommended it, (which is my favorite book one thing you can't do in Heaven). And I also invited him to come to our Christian club and he said he will come. Then we both left our separate ways until we see each other next. I always pray to the Lord for divine appointments and how he sets it up the way He wants it too. He always gives me the right person to talk to and more importantly, talk with them about eternity. Praise the Lord!!! Amen.
Sunday, September 11, 2011
I wanted to go to Golfland to do some witnessing. I pulled out of my car and their was a man sitting by himself so I approached him and said to him "can I ask you an interesting question?" He said go for it I asked "when you die, what do you think is on the other side? What do you think happens to you after you die?" He said "I'm not interested." I tried to talk to him more but he didn't want to hear it. So I told him to check out a book and didn't say anything. Then I entered through the main entrance of Golfland. I asked the Lord as I was walking in "Lord who do you want me to speak with?" I was still walking and I unsurprisingly I discovered that their were a lot of Indian people there and as I was going to wonder why, I looked into a room and they were a having a birthday party. So that answered my question very quickly. Then I came into the second building of Golfland and I was searching for someone who wanted to engage in a spiritual conversation. I went outside and noticed their were kids having a party and three Golfland employees. As they were cleaning up the area where the kids had the party, I walked up to them and said "can I help you guys with anything?" One of the girls said they really didn't need help cleaning up anything so I went away. I cam up to the soda machine and I kept pushing the buttons just because. Their was a man near me and noticed I was having trouble with the machine. So he came up to me and said "here is a dollar and three quarters, you need to ask for one more quarter." I appreciated what he gave me and thanked him for it. I tried inserting the dollar bill in the machine but it wouldn't take it, so I went inside and asked this guy for a dollar bill and he gave it to me. I thanked him again and when I put it in the machine, it still wouldn't take it! So I walked over to these people standing in line and asked the first guy I saw and he gave me a dollar and yet again I thanked him for it. So I went and got my water and then I asked a guy inside to help me open it and I was thankful too. I walked around and I noticed this guy who was playing an extreme video game so I was standing next to him playing and I told him that he looks very similar to my English teacher at school. We were both talking and I asked him if he was from here. He said no and told me he came from Nebraska. We both started chatting and then we went outside and talked some more. He told me his whole life story and I was shocked by what he said. He told me his mom has been called schizophrenic by at least three therapists and said that she hit her sister to wake her up with a bat. I was listening to what he had to say about his life and then I explained mine a little. Then we both went inside and before I left I asked him for his phone number. He wrote down his and I wrote down mine. Then he said "here are some extra tokens I have left over. You can have them." I was surprised, because I didn't ask for any tokens! Then I left and I thank the Lord for going to Golfland. I knew that the Lord had something set up even though I didn't witness. And He gave me two rewards today! A free drink from the soda/water machine, and tokens from Ray that I met. God is good no matter what!!! Amen!
Saturday, September 10, 2011
Most of the time I am stuck inside my house thinking that I am super bored and their is nothing else to do. Wait a minute? How can I be bored when I have Jesus Christ by my side always? Here is a quotation from my good Christian friend Austin from his facebook profile :life is never "boring" with an awesome God who is always by my side. I can sing to Him, read His book, talk to/with Him, feel His Spirit, wrestle with Him, and experience and share His love in endless ways...hallelujah!" And when I read that I say to myself "wow, that is true! I have a God that I can communicate with 24/7. I can worship and sing praises to His Holy Name at any moment!" That is an awesome privelage!!! I am starting adult soon this Monday and I think to myself, "man this is so boring. How am I going to survive hours of sitting in this class doing work and work. How can I stand it?" Then when I read my friends quote, I absolutely agree. You can never be bored in God's presence, you can never have one conversation with Him that isn't boring, you can never sing with Joy and passion in your head or outloud, soft or quiet without going silly. No matter where I or you are, even if the place we are at may feel like we cannot stand it any longer, with Jesus there. He makes all the difference. Amen.
Friday, September 9, 2011
Today I witnessed to a student today named Sebastian and he told me that he didn't believe in the spiritual realm at all and didn't know what was out there after he died. I explained a little bit of the gospel story and how Lord Jesus Christ died and rose again to defeat death and how He died to set us free from sin. Then I talked to him about sin and explained the Ten Commandments and how he is guilty of breaking The Law. I also shared what the Blood of Jesus could do for him and how it can take away every single sin in his life no matter how times he has broken The Law. Because of God's unlimited grace and mercy He always forgives, but only if the sinner want to to truly repent of their sin and walk away from it. But God begins to start a sanctification process throughout the baby believers spiritual growth. I was happy that I witnessed to Sebastian today during school. I know that he will never forget that student that shared Jesus Christ with him. Praise the Lord!! And tomorrow is witnessing day!!! Can't wait for the people the Lord is going to put in front of me to share Jesus!!! Thank you Lord!!! Amen.
Sunday, September 4, 2011
Today was the most blessed day of witnessing I have ever done in my life. I felt really compelled by the Lord today to go out and witness to people about Him. So I called my dad and asked him if I could go to the great mall. He said that I could and I was happy. So I went out to my dad's car (which is so going to become my car I hope), but if it's not it doesn't matter to me. But I went to the car and left my backpack in it, and moved on to the Great Mall which is the nearest mall by my Church in Milpitas. Then the first place I witnessed was at a small park-like area and I chatted with these two students from Milpitas High School. Their names were Josh and Michelle. I shared Jesus and they both thanked me for the conversation and left. Before I came to the mall I entered through a place called Great Jump and wanted to witness to people there. So as I came in I witnessed to this guy at the front desk but he had to leave somewhere else. Then another guy who I thought was the same one came to the front desk and I didn't notice the guy was different until he said "wait, who's Charles Barkley?" Because I mentioned Charles Barkley to the other guy I was witnessing to until he had to leave. So I talked with this new guy named Troy. And he told me that when you die you just become a dead person or spirit and live on the earth and all you do is watch other people on earth like right now. So we talked about eternity and stuff like that and I shared Jesus Christ as always and what He did for him on the Cross. Then I said "I share this with you Troy because I care where your soul will spend eternity and where you will go after you die." He said "thanks man. You know the world would be better with more kind people like you." I appreciated what he said to me humbly and walked on. And as I was coming to the mall I wanted to witness to this man who was coming my way and I could tell that I as approached him he didn't want to talk with me so I recommended a book to him and went on. As I came to the great mall I saw my friend and his family from my Church. I said hi and asked them what they were doing at the Great Mall and they said they came to eat lunch there. I told them I came to witness to people then I said bye and continued. I saw this guy who looked like a student and I walked up to him to chat. He told me he believed in Heaven because he was a a Catholic and talked about worshiping the Sabbath and about keeping the Ten Commandments. So I took what he said and talked to him about the real Jesus Christ and who died for all of our sins and the sins of the world 1 John. And I walked him right through the Ten Commandments and he told me as long as you are forgiven then you are good to go. The bible does mention forgiveness, but it much more than that. It is believing and surrendering your life to God and the bible says "Everyone who confesses the name of the Lord must turn away from wickedness." 2 Timothy 2:19 The person must fully repent of their sins and must have a desire to turn away from sin, or that person is not forgiven. As believers we still sin, but we have a desire to be holy like our Lord Jesus Christ who took the punishment we deserved so we can spend eternity with Him. And the student I talked to, his name was Brandon. Then as I came into the great mall I asked the Lord "Lord God, who do you want me to speak with? Lead me to the right people Lord." So as I was walking through the mall I came to Dave and busters and found two High school ages students and started talking with them. Their names were Trung and Josh. They both told me they were believers but Trung was Christian and Josha was Catholic, which I noticed what was interesting about the mix there. Then I shared the gospel and what it takes to be saved and I asked them "if you died tonight are you 100% assured you are going to Heaven.?" They both were unassured and they thanked me for telling them about Jesus. And I told them "I share this with you guys because I care about your souls and where you will go after you die." Then I left. I was in Dave and Busters and I wanted to witness to someone, but I just did not know who. So their was a man who was pretty big (but beautiful in God's eyes) that I decided to chat with. He told me he was a Christian and I asked him if he died tonight if he was 100% assured he is going to Heaven. He said yes. Then I shared with him about being bold for Jesus Christ and stuff like that. And then I asked Dan (that is his name) if I could pray for him. He said yes and their I was, me and him. I was praying loud enough so Dan could hear me since the place was so loud. It was one of the most beautiful prayers I have ever prayed. Then I shook his hand and recommended the one of mark cahill's books one thing you can't do in Heaven and left. Then as I was near the exit of Dave and Busters, their was a man standing next to a water fountain and decided to chat with him. His name is Franco, and he talked about his own opinion on eternity as I listened and I shared Jesus and what His blood does for him. I recommended a book one heartbeat away to Franco and took off. I came outside and their was another High School student I assumed and as always it was. And his name was Justin. He told me he's a Christian and then I asked him if he died tonight if he's 100% assured he's going to Heaven. He said yeah and then I talked to him about Jesus Christ just in case he isn't saved which is a good thing to do, then I recommended the book one thing you can't do in Heaven to him, told him to read the bible. Then I asked him "can I pray for you?" He said sure. And then I prayed right outside in public. But I didn't care what anybody thought. All I cared was that I was praying for another follower of Jesus, to become a mighty warrior for Him. Not fearing people, but going out there and sharing the Lord Jesus Christ and what He did for them. Satan can't take me down. No way. I have the most powerful person in the entire universe by my side fighting for me and is with me. Me + Jesus Christ is a majority. Praise the Lord!!! Thank you Lord Jesus. Keep using me Jesus for your glory and your glory alone. Amen.
Saturday, September 3, 2011
A pretty girl wishes she was ugly so others would leave her alone. An ugly girl wishes she was pretty so others would give her more attention. Many have tried to fix themselves with makeup but more importantly: surgery. When you do so, the world will say your the prettiest thing they've ever seen, but God will say your ugly. We are all made special and unique, and the way we appear has a purpose. We are not able to choose what we were born to look like, none of us did, but what we do get to choose is the kind of heart we will have.
An artist works hard, constantly, days and months on his artwork. And when he finishes his masterpiece, he doesn't say its ugly, but glorifies it and hangs it up high so everyone can see. God is the Artist. You are the Masterpiece. If we all had the same features, it would be like making the same artwork over and over. But God didn't do that, He made you special.
An artist works hard, constantly, days and months on his artwork. And when he finishes his masterpiece, he doesn't say its ugly, but glorifies it and hangs it up high so everyone can see. God is the Artist. You are the Masterpiece. If we all had the same features, it would be like making the same artwork over and over. But God didn't do that, He made you special.
Friday, September 2, 2011
Another awesome day of witnessing today at school! As lunch was coming (I was hungry), I walked over to our nearby plaza to eat at a pizza restaurant called bronco billy's pizza palace. I sat down and ate my pizza quickly because their was a man who was sitting at the beer table that I wanted to witness to him early when their wasn't too many people at the restaurant. But as I was finishing my pizza more people arrived and I'm sure God was teaching me to witness to strangers in public and not care what anyone talks or thinks about you. So as I finished my pizza I came up to the man and said "can I ask you an interesting question?" He said "school project?" I agreed and said yes even though it wasn't but it gets a conversation started quickly. Then I asked him "when you die, what do you think is on the other side? What do you think happens to us after we die?" The man looked at me and said he was a Christian and believed in Heaven. So we talked about that a few minutes and talked with him about surrendering his life to God and if he made a commitment to Jesus Christ. And he was interested in the conversation that he stopped what he was doing and listened to what I said. I even asked him "if you died tonight are you 100% assured that your going to Heaven?" He said no even though he told me he was a Christian! So I directed him through the Ten Commandments and talked to him about sin. And then I talked to him about what the shed blood of the Lord Jesus Christ can do for him. Then he told me he was busy with his work and had to get back with it. I wish I would have said one more thing that I regret not bringing up, but I was glad for the conversation and thankful to the Lord as always. Then when I come back to school I notice two students sitting on a bench that God was telling me to talk with so I went over and started talking and asked them what grade they were in etc. Then I said "can I ask you both an interesting question?" they said sure then I asked "when you die, what do you think is on the other side?" One of them said Heaven both they were quite unsure about their faith. So I shared the truth about the Lord Jesus Christ with both of them and told them this "150 yeas from now. It's not gonna matter whether you graduated from college. It's not gonna matter whether or not you get a 4.0 gpa. It's not gonna matter whether or not you passed all your classes. The only thing that's gonna matter is whether or not your going to be with the God who created you because you will be Heaven or Hell for all of eternity." And I also said " I share Jesus with you guys because I care about your souls and where you will go after you die." Then I left and found a student who was a sophomore and started chatting with him. And I asked him the same question he just stopped for a second and said "I don't know." Then I shared Jesus Christ with him and what He did on the Cross for him and shared the Ten Commandments, sin then I took off and left. I am so thankful for the Lord Jesus Christ for using me and giving me boldness to share with these people about Him. Praise the Lord!!! Amen.