I ask myself this question all the time!
No, really. I ask it a lot!
Do I have a heart for those far from God?
Probably 2-3 times a day, everyday.
Honestly, I stopped asking that question awhile ago. I have served at churches for almost 20 years! First of all, how did that happen…20 years? Second of all, I just sort of fell into a grove of not needing to think about people far from God.
Isn’t that embarrassing?
I have known Jesus as my personal Lord and Savior practically my whole life and yet, I fell into a routine for a bunch of years where I didn’t really think about sharing my faith all that often.
Now, I preached on Sunday’s. I told kids in youth groups, and parents and adults at my church about Jesus. But, I wasn’t building relationships with people far from God. I wasn’t sharing my story. I wasn’t praying for my friends who were far from God.
Maybe I did. But, I wasn’t passionate about it.
That all changed about 2 year ago.
I don’t know what happened, but something clicked inside my soul. All of a sudden my eyes were opened to all of the people around me all the time.
I started to pray.
Yes, I started to pray for strangers.
Yes, I prayed for people I don’t know. People who I didn’t even know their names.
I just prayed.
Now, at least once of twice a week, I put on in iphones and I just walk around Meijer, or campus, or a neighborhood, or downtown, or Walmart and I just pray.