This is a chat between young sister in Christ and me. She is a student in University. She is a committed Christian, born again and Spirit filled. She is involved in her fellowship in school. By reading these words, young people (and all of us) may learn something good. Read and be blessed! Love in Christ alone, Malia
Sister T: Good evening Malia. I love for others to know the love of Christ, that I now know . In school where I am now, there are a lot of people with issues but don’t know any way out . I know of three girls who drink, smoke and party (there are a lot more like them in my hostel alone). I was getting a little bit fond of one of them , My desire was to somehow help her come to the Lord, but one time I felt like I shouldn’t be too close to her or spend time with her like I used to, I believe its Holy Spirit’s way of telling me to mind my discussions(since she talks in a manner and language that is not descent or pure) with this particular person . I feel I should tell these girls about Christ without sounding like am forcing them or in a way that seems scary. The truth is I desire that everyone around me know Jesus but don’t know where to start. Sometimes I feel too quiet and even invincible. The preaching on evangelism makes me realize I have to reach out to people, but I only get very few chances to say something about Jesus. Though I know my life can be a ministry to people around me
Malia: Your life in general, your attitude to people and things is the best way to evangelize. Then people are attracted to you as flies to the light. Do not evangelize without this holy attraction manifested. Words are good but actions must back them.
Sister T: I probably should focus on living for Jesus, than on the faults around me.
Malia: Yes! Focus on Jesus! Offer yourself as a living sacrifice! Let the Holy Spirit totally change you in the midst of the people. That mighty change is very attractive. People will come to you and ask the reason for this change. That door of favor has to be opened. Do not preach behind closed doors!
“But in your hearts revere Christ as Lord. Always be prepared to give an answer to everyone who asks you to give the reason for the hope that you have. But do this with gentleness and respect, (1Pet 3:15)
Be ready does not mean to preach to everybody. You are a holy prepared vessel, ready to speak only when the Holy Spirit has prepared the way to the listener!
Sister T: Yes. The Holy Spirit should prepare the way! Not me! Thank you for your love and prayers!
Malia: That’s it! To God be the glory!
“Therefore go and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit” (Mt 28:19)