Something amazing happened in my Evangelism Class last week.
On Tuesday, I sent the students into the community to bring a blessing to others. Before we went out, we spent 45 minutes in solitude -- opening our hearts and minds to God's promptings. (I called this "Ask the Lord Time."
After the season of listening prayer, we gathered back and shared what came to our minds.
The students shared several different pictures or leadings -- i.e. a homeless man, the polling place, outside a porn shop, a mechanic with greasy hands, an elderly man on a Wal Mart bench, the shadow of a steeple and a discouraged pastor.
Those impressions seemed a little strange -- but by the end of the afternoon, ALL of them came to be!
Our students blessed a homeless man and provided some food for him. A student blessed people coming and going from the polling place. A couple of our guys prayed with the owner of a porn shop. A class member led an elderly man to Christ on a Wal Mart bench. A group found a mechanic with greasy hands, and prayed with him after he shared the heavy burdens of his heart. In the shadown of a steeple, members of our class blessed a stressed waitress, and lifted up a discouraged pastor.
All in all -- it was a good day fishin'!
The best one, however, has to do with "Peaches and Shears" -- and I'll tell you that one next time!