Wow!! I had to write about tonight's FAITH visitation. God is so good! He is definitely in the details!
So, we go to church for FAITH class, we are dismissed to go to our prospective homes, and Brother Gary reminds us to take some apple butter. Bill leaves his Bible on the top of his truck while he gets the apple butter. We head down the road, Bill's Bible flies off the roof of his truck! We turn around stop in the middle of the road. Bill is out there collecting his stuff, and the guy coming the opposite way stops. Bill thanks him for stopping, gives him an invitation to revival. Goes to the car that has had to stop behind us, thanks them for stopping, invites them to revival.
Then, we are headed to Willard. We find the home of the people we are wanting to visit. We give them different info about the church tell them if they have any concerns, etc. let us know. We pray with them and we leave.
As we drive off, we discuss what has happened. We know the man is recently saved, but what about the wife? We don't know? Why didn't we ask her? Why didn't we present the FAITH presentation to her? So, about Reedville, we turn around and go back.
Their front door is still open, and they invite us back in. Bill asks the wife the key question....
In your personal opinion, what do you understand it takes for a person to get to Heaven and have eternal life?
She stumbles a little, and he asks if he can share with her what the Bible says? She says yes. She is so receptive. For the next hour, hour and a half, the three of us share the gospel with her. Bill shares the FAITH presentation as well as other scriptures, we all give personal testimonies. We ask if she is ready to be saved?
We talk a little more, continue to share, offer to answer any questions she might have. We give her all three of our phone numbers, ask her husband if he could lead her in the sinner's prayer if she realized after we were gone that she did want to be saved. She never acted upset, she never acted like she wanted us to leave. She was very receptive and even thanked us for taking the time to talk to her about this. Before we left, we asked one last time, "are you sure you don't want to take care of this tonight?"
Some may say that we failed. Some may say our "techniques" were flawed. Some may say that we were not doing what God wanted us to do at that appointed time.
You know what I say? Praise God!! Praise God for His Holy Spirit!! Praise God for His intervention!!! The seed was sown. We had a wonderful visit. A soul was not saved on this particular visit tonight, but God reigns. He still has a plan, we were still used. We may have been the only ones who benefited from the visit, but we did. We were so blessed by tonight. All we could talk about all the way back to the church was God's goodness! He allowed us to be used of Him tonight. Thank you, Lord!
Well, then, on US 60, we just missed a deer. Bill was on the phone with Brother Gary, and Teri and I screamed as Bill swerved, just missing the deer's ear within inches. At that same moment, the phone went dead. Poor Gary! Can you imagine what he was thinking on his end? Teri called him right back to let him know that we were ok. He was relieved to say the least.
We usually get back to church by 9. Tonight, it was after ten. But, Oh God! wasn't it good!?!?
It was a wonderful night. Tammy, I am praying that you are having a restless night of conviction, and that you will say "yes" before it is too late!
That if thou shalt confess with thy mouth the Lord Jesus, and shalt believe in thine heart that God hath raised him from the dead, thou shalt be saved. Romans 10:9