They’ve gotten better and better since I’ve started walking with Christ. God has opened up many doors to me being able to minister to her in truth and love. I’ve messed up and stumbled my words and have tried to impress her with my intelligence (ha) to win her over to Christ, but last night when I was talking to her I just prayed to God to know what to say and He helped me to speak clearly and truthfully. Did you know that’s the meaning of the word “bold” in the New Testament? “To tell it all”, my Hebrew’s teacher would say. It means to speak clearly and without reservation. That’s what I did last night. The conversation ended with me explaining what a disciple of Christ is and if she wants to be one. She realized it is quite a commitment, and has to think about it. I’m soo glad for that! Then she asked me, “Well God isn’t going to shun me, right?” I answered that all people who aren’t followers of Christ do not inherit eternal salvation. She was quiet. Then she said it wasn’t fair and that she doesn’t like that. Well….. I think I know what we’re going to do our bible study on (we’ve been planning one for a while).
I am just so excited. I’m so thankful that God has opened my eyes to the glorious riches of His truth so that I’m able to share it with others. Please pray for my grandma. She was so open and raw with me last night, like I’ve never seen her before. She usually claims to have a very strong relationship with God, but that lately she just doesn’t feel close to Him. Praise God that He is showing her truth, and using me to guide her through the Scriptures!
Please pray for me too that I would put no confidence in myself or eloquent words. May God be completely given the glory for all of this. I’m so humbled by this. Thank you, Lord.
Okay, and funny note….. I asked her what kind of guy she see’s me marrying and it was along the lines of this: Ben Affleck, clean-cut, tall, slender, intelligent, and “the kind of guy that says, ‘hey hunny I just bought a boat, let’s sail around that world’”
hahahahahaaha. I laugh. Especially at the Ben Affleck/clean-cut part.