Today, I write this with a broken heart. Today, I cry for my friends and family who do not know the love of Christ. People whom I love so much, who don’t know the truth of life – the one who created and loves them and desperately wants to draw them to himself and rescue them from a horrific eternity.
“Draw near to God, and He will draw near to you…” James 4:8
This may seem emotional and overdramatic, but it is the truth. I am reminded of why Zach and I are getting ready to do what we are doing. You see, I regularly pray for my friends and family who don’t personally know Christ. I pray that God will reach out to them, look after them, and send someone to them who will speak into their lives and whom God might use to bring them to Him. You might think that I should be that person, and perhaps I should.
I’m sure you understand that fine line we walk sometimes of being honest with these friends and reaching out to them, without accidentally pushing them away. It is something I pray about regularly and ask for wisdom for.
“If you need wisdom, ask our generous God, and He will give it to you. He will not rebuke you for asking.” James 1:5
Though I have reached out to these people, I still continue to pray that God will send someone that they might listen to more than me. Someone who will bring fresh perspective. You see, that is one reason I believe God has called Zach and I to go live our testimonies in a place where we have never been. Perhaps there is someone in Brussels that we may meet, who has family or friends praying for them; praying that God will send someone to influence their lives. Perhaps Zach and I will be that to someone over there.
That is the prayer. Maybe you are that person to someone else. Maybe there are people out there who have been praying that God would send someone like you to your family, friends, or acquaintances. Perhaps each of us are someone’s answer to prayer.