What are you waiting for? If you are a genuine Christian, you can go with the Gospel NOW. Opportunities abound...next door, at Walmart, in the office, sitting at the mall, jogging in the park. Everywhere there are people who need the Lord. This blog is intended to inspire and motivate others to join the ranks of witnesses for Christ. May you answer HIS call today!
Friday, July 26, 2013
IT HAPPENED ON INTERSTATE 70
WAS ON MY WAY TO SPEAK AT A CHURCH IN OHIOWHEN I SUDDENLY HAD THIS FEELING THAT SOMETHING WAS WRONG.
My foot went to the brake to
slow down, just as the minivan I was driving began to shudder and jerk and
steer out of control.
“Jesus, help me!” I cried
out, and struggled to guide the van past speeding vehicles to get to the side
of the road.
When I was able to stop in a
safe spot I sighed with relief and said, “Thank you, Lord!”
WAS WRONG? WHAT HAD HAPPENED?
I got out and saw a long rod
protruding out of the rear wheel area and a wheel spinning around on the end of
it. Not being mechanically inclined I had no idea what it was.
THE MOMENT I WAS GLAD I WAS SAFE, AND THANKFUL TO THE LORD THAT JUST THE NIGHT
BEFORE SOMEONE GAVE ME MY FIRST CELL PHONE, SO I WAS ABLE TO CALL FOR HELP.
It would be about an hour
before my help could arrive at my location. There I stood on the side of the
road on busy interstate seventy in Pennsylvania, all dressed up for church.
There was no place to sit as the hillside rose straight up and I didn’t want to
sit in the van with all the traffic passing so fast. So I stood there watching
and waiting when the Lord spoke to my heart.
AT ALL THESE VEHICLES FILLED WITH PEOPLE…
MOST OF THEM SPEEDING ON
THEIR WAY TO HELL.
“Lord,” I said, “I have a
whole hour to wait. Send some people that I can witness to while I wait.”
I reached into the van and grabbed a handful
of Gospel tracts, stuck them in my pocket, and situated myself in a visible
spot, “looking as helpless” as I could look.
Well, it didn’t take long.
First a white van stopped. It
was filled with ladies and they were concerned about my situation. I thanked
them and told them help was on the way and gave Gospel tracts.
Next came a guy on a
motorcycle who said he was a Marine. He said my axle had dropped and it looked
bad. I thanked him for stopping and said, “I thank the Lord I am safe, and that
He watched out for me, getting me my first cell phone just last night, so I
could call for help. Do you know
anything about a God like that? He
mumbled something and I offered him the Gospel Tract that would tell him all
about that God, and how He could give him Salvation and eternal life in heaven.
He received it and went on his way.
Then a farm truck stopped
and the kind farmer was worried about me waiting on such a dangerous highway. I
assured him that help was coming and started to talk to him about the Lord. He
was very receptive and also took the tract as he left.
WAS ANSWERING MY PRAYER! PEOPLE WERE STOPPING! BUT THIS NEXT ONE WAS THE REAL
REASON WHY THIS INCIDENT OCCURRED.
I will always believe that
God planned it just for this person. He was travelling in the opposite
direction and saw me standing there across the highway, drove down to the exit
and came back on my side offering his help.
As he examined this fallen
axle I began to tell him how the Lord was so good, that He had taken care of
me, protected me, got me this cell phone just last night so I could call for
help…”Do you know anything about this kind of God?” I asked.
He was a young man about 25
years old. He stood up and said, “Yes, I know about Him.”
“Really? What do you know
about Him?” I asked.
“Well I used to go to church
all the time.”
COULD ALREADY SENSE THAT GOD WAS ABOUT TO DO SOMETHING GREAT.
“Where did you go?” I
“My father is the pastor.
It’s a Pentecostal church.
“Well, I’m Pentecostal too.
Don’t you go to church now?”
“No, I haven’t gone for a
long time now.”
“You mean you are a
backslider, drifted away from the Lord?”
“Yeah, I guess so,” he
admitted. I was praying and could feel the Spirit of God stirring inside of me
to reach this young man.
MY FRIEND, YOU ARE THE REASON THIS HAPPENED TO ME!
God allowed this so you would
stop here and I could talk with you. He loves you so much that He has sent me
to tell you it is time to repent and get back to God. You don’t need to
continue down this road that leads to destruction. Right now you can come to the Lord and find
forgiveness and a brand new start. Isn’t
it time you made things right with God?”
this time things had become very serious.
Tears were already whelming up in his eyes.
He responded with his head bowed,
acknowledging his need for God.
Right there on I-70 I laid
my hand on his head and prayed earnestly for him, as cars and trucks sped by.
He called on the Lord for
forgiveness and made an altar right there, surrendering once again to Jesus.
With tears and thankfulness
he finally went on his way to a new beginning with the Lord.
WHO COULD HAVE FORESEEN HOW THIS VEHICLE FAILURE WOULD TURN INTO A CAMP MEETING
IN HEAVEN WITH ANGELS REJOICING! FOR THE BELIEVER, ALL THINGS DO WORK TOGETHER
How great are the tender
mercies of the Lord, ever reaching out for one more soul. I have no doubt that
his Pentecostal father and mother had been praying, “Lord save our boy.”
It is amazing to see what
great lengths God will go to in order to answer those earnest prayers, even letting an axle drop to make one
more soul drop to their knees.
you are praying for a lost loved one, don’t quit.
on interceding. God will move.
IS HIS WILL!
moves Red Seas, fish, and axles
meet the needs of His children.
THIS ACCOUNT IS TAKEN FROM THE BOOK
REACH THEM ONE BY ONE
CLAIRE H. GOODWIN
Purchase the book today and let the Lord awaken a new burden to reach the lost within your heart. The harvest is great and the laborers are few.
YOU EVER WONDER WHERE YOU CAN FIND SOMEONE TO WITNESS TO—just go out of your
door and down the street…knocking on each door and greeting the people.
recall a Christian man who had just retired after thirty years at his job. He
said that his only regret was that no one knew that he was a Christian!
WILL HE ANSWER TO GOD FOR THAT FAILURE
TO BE A WITNESS?
it be that some of your own neighbors would someday
stand up and witness against you?
“YOU WORKED WITH ME ALL THOSE YEARS,
BUT NEVER TOLD ME ABOUT JESUS.”
PEOPLE ARE INTIMIDATED by the Great Commission where Jesus
commanded, “Go ye into all the world and preach the Gospel to every creature.”
can I go into all the world? I can hardly go out of my town.” “I don’t have the
ability or money to travel to all the world.”
I wonder what the Lord
thinks about such responses to His call to every Christian! How about bringing
it down to your level? “Go ye into one
square mile around your house and preach the Gospel.”
YOU DONE THAT?
THERE IS A WILLINGNESS TO OBEY THERE IS A WAY TO DO IT!
experiences can be unforgettable like this one.
Sometimes I would knock on
doors in the daytime, but sometimes it was in the dark of the night. That was
how it was the time no one answered the front door of a 31st street house. I
had always taught others not to give up, but to try another door. Maybe they
don’t use that first door. So I bravely headed around toward the back of this
THE MOONLIGHT I SAW SOMETHING THAT STARTLED ME.
distance away was a large dog. He growled...and then suddenly leaped at me. My heart almost stopped until I saw that he was chained and
jerked to a full stop after a few feet.
Feeling safe I stepped up on
the porch. Next came an unwanted revelation. That chain was merely caught on a rock, and
now that dog came flying at me, leaping past the rock and setting his teeth
around my ankle.
I could not move. There I stood looking down as my prayers started going up.
“Nice doggy, in Jesus’ name let me loose.
Nice doggy, let go in Jesus name” I quietly and prayerfully intoned to his
perked up ears.
HE FINALLY DID LET GO, IT ONLY TOOK A SPLIT SECOND FOR ME TO PUSH THROUGH THAT DOOR AND INTO THE
KITCHEN OF A VERY SHOCKED STRANGER.
“I am so sorry, “I
explained to the lady, catching my breath. “Your dog had his teeth around my ankle, and
this was my only escape. Please forgive me!”
We both laughed with relief.
I was safe, and this was not a home invasion, and I was not a thief breaking into her house.
As crazy as it all seemed, as the situation unfolded,
somehow the Lord turned even this around into a great opportunity to witness to this