Friday, February 26, 2016

Stopping for the One

God is so amazing.  The way He weaves a story and opens doors is simply beautiful.  No man can take credit for it, because there is no way we could ever orchestrate the events I am about to share.  

Dino and Kris have been sharing for weeks now that many of us think evangelism has to look a certain way, when in reality we are overcomplicating it.  It's simply stopping for the one that God puts in front of you.  Our job is simply to open our eyes to the people around us and "always be prepared to give an answer to everyone who asks you to give the reason for the hope that you have." (1 Peter 3:15)

Here is a church member's testimony about stopping for the one . . . or in his case, God using creative means to get him to stop for the one (I'll call him Mr. B):

Mr. B was on his way to church last Sunday when his car ran out of gas in front of a house. An older lady came outside to see if he needed any help.  She kindly offered to take him to get gas for his vehicle.  During the course of their interaction, Mr. B mentioned that he was on his way to church.  They got to talking and the lady revealed that she had been wanting to get back to church, but it had been a long time.  Mr. B invited the lady to Vineyard and surprisingly she said, "Yes!"  Can you imagine meeting a complete stranger and agreeing to go to church with them the same day?  God was on the move.  This sweet, kind lady was moved by the power of the Holy Spirit and rededicated her life to the Lord!
  
God is drawing hearts.  We are in the midst of something really beautiful in regards to the move of the Spirit here at the Lafayette Vineyard.  Don't be surprised when strangers are drawn to you unexplainably . . . it's not you, it's what is inside of you . . . the Holy Spirit . . . and He wants to do something MIRACULOUS!!!