Friday, June 15, 2007

Stress test?

I was walking out of Wal-Mart today, and there was a booth set up outside with a "stress test". The guy sitting there (Johnny) stopped me to ask if I wanted to take a stress test. I said I'd take it if he took a test I had for him. (That would be the Good Person Test) He agreed to take it, so I took him through lying, stealing, murder and adultery. He confessed all four. The frustrating part about this guy was that he just didn't seem to care. He was basically "Yeah, nobody's perfect. So?" When I asked if he would go to heaven or hell, he said he doesn't really worry about it. "What's true for you is great! I'm glad you have that. I'm not going to say you're wrong." Oh boy.
So, the conversation wasn't really fruitful, but I was reminded that we are simply called to reach out and talk to people. God will take care of the rest, and we are not to worry about that part. That's God's part. (And praise Him for that!!)

"All authority in heaven and on earth has been given to me. Therefore go and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit, and teaching them to obey everything I have commanded you. And surely I am with you always, to the very end of the age."

Therefore go and make disciples. Christ gives us the strength we need to do our job, and He takes care of the rest.

1 comment:

C. Shearer said...

Keep up the good work, Brook; it's encouraging to see you starting so young, you could be the next Spurgeon or Whitefield.