Thank You Lord. This night was spectacular and it was all because of You. These two young men heard the gospel and responded to it. They had grown up in Christian families but had since fallen away from the faith. When I mentioned the cross and that Jesus died for their sins, it impacted them. I asked what the cross of Jesus meant to them and they said everything. So I asked if they would start today to get back on track and re-commit to follow Jesus and they said yes. They each had Bibles at home, so invited them to read God’s Word often and cherish every minute they have to learn from God. We are lost, but can be guided, if we might read the Words of God. The Bible does speak to our hearts and shows us the way. Before they left, I invited them to grow closer to Jesus daily by visiting my devotional website, in which they accepted with gladness. These young men went away with a greater desire to know God. Praise the Lord. Later that night, I met this wonderful woman. As Keven and I spoke to her, I could see how open she was to everything we had to share with her. She was ready and willing to receive the gospel, as we taught her. Keven explained the importance of the cross and how Jesus died for our sins. I explained that through reading the Bible, we can come to know the Lord better. I invited her to read the Bible, even as a little child, and pray often. She accepted our invite and went away very happy. Her desire to learn from God was elevated. Thank You Jesus.
Then Lord, You led me to speak to this homeless man. He was so angry because of his current situation and even thought you caused it. As he was telling me his story, he was so upset that he started yelling and make a seen. In this moment, I told him of Your great love for him. He may have thought that You only showed him wrath, but that was far from the truth. I put my hand on his shoulder and told him about Your great love. How Your love never fails. We can do things to push ourselves away from God but He is always ready to receive us back. Just like the prodigal son, we can spend our days in riotous living but the day we come back to God, He is there to receive us with open arms. I told him that this young man had lost all his inheritance and didn’t have anywhere to stay. He had no food but to eat with the pigs. He was in tears because of his life situation. However, he remembered his father. This sparked his desire to come back to him. In his travel, he came to his father’s house and was a little ways away when he fell down on his knees. He didn’t know if his father would be happy but his father saw him and ran for him and began to hug him. That night, there was a feast, for his son was lost but is now found. This man was very moved by the story of the prodigal son. You could see the hope of God coming back into his heart. I told him that I love him and God loves him even more. A change of heart happened in His life and it was all because of You, Jesus. Praise God.
Let us pray:
Oh Lord, I am grateful for this day. It was a pleasure to go out in the harvest and be led by the Spirit. You led us to so many people that were ready to hear the gospel. Two young men were open to Your message and You showed them the way. They had lost their way but I am confident that seeds were planted their lives were impacted. Thank You for leading us to that this woman who was mindful to also listen to Your message. She was fed by Your Spirit and shown the way. Even an older gentlemen, who was angry with the world, was touched by Your message of the prodigal son. His heart was moved because of Your great love for him. Thank You for leading us to these wonderful people. Our prayers were answered. The lost were found and guided back to You, oh Lord. I love You. Amen.
Luke 15:10-32 (KJV)
10 Likewise, I say unto you, there is joy in the presence of the angels of God over one sinner that repenteth.
11 And he said, A certain man had two sons:
12 And the younger of them said to his father, Father, give me the portion of goods that falleth to me. And he divided unto them his living.
13 And not many days after the younger son gathered all together, and took his journey into a far country, and there wasted his substance with riotous living.
14 And when he had spent all, there arose a mighty famine in that land; and he began to be in want.
15 And he went and joined himself to a citizen of that country; and he sent him into his fields to feed swine.
16 And he would fain have filled his belly with the husks that the swine did eat: and no man gave unto him.
17 And when he came to himself, he said, How many hired servants of my father’s have bread enough and to spare, and I perish with hunger!
18 I will arise and go to my father, and will say unto him, Father, I have sinned against heaven, and before thee,
19 And am no more worthy to be called thy son: make me as one of thy hired servants.
20 And he arose, and came to his father. But when he was yet a great way off, his father saw him, and had compassion, and ran, and fell on his neck, and kissed him.
21 And the son said unto him, Father, I have sinned against heaven, and in thy sight, and am no more worthy to be called thy son.
22 But the father said to his servants, Bring forth the best robe, and put it on him; and put a ring on his hand, and shoes on his feet:
23 And bring hither the fatted calf, and kill it; and let us eat, and be merry:
24 For this my son was dead, and is alive again; he was lost, and is found. And they began to be merry.
25 Now his elder son was in the field: and as he came and drew nigh to the house, he heard musick and dancing.
26 And he called one of the servants, and asked what these things meant.
27 And he said unto him, Thy brother is come; and thy father hath killed the fatted calf, because he hath received him safe and sound.
28 And he was angry, and would not go in: therefore came his father out, and intreated him.
29 And he answering said to his father, Lo, these many years do I serve thee, neither transgressed I at any time thy commandment: and yet thou never gavest me a kid, that I might make merry with my friends:
30 But as soon as this thy son was come, which hath devoured thy living with harlots, thou hast killed for him the fatted calf.
31 And he said unto him, Son, thou art ever with me, and all that I have is thine.
32 It was meet that we should make merry, and be glad: for this thy brother was dead, and is alive again; and was lost, and is found.