I had journeyed with six other people to this town, to hold a conference for women that would empower them to have intentional conversations that would lead to an opportunity for them to share the Good News of Jesus. My main job of the conference was to teach them how to share the gospel simply and clearly.
As I watched these sixty plus women, so hungry to learn how to share the gospel . . . I thought, I’ll go anywhere, put up with anything to help women like this be empowered with taking the Good News of Jesus to the world! And I was humbled to be in their presence. Their devotion to God, commitment to sharing His truth and passion to learn how, challenged me.
Was I that devoted to God? Would I travel miles and miles just to learn how to share the gospel more effectively. What would I be willing to sacrifice?
So many of them face persecution in their homes; are beaten by their husbands or mother-in-laws and yet they are willing to do whatever it takes to share Jesus with those around them.
Experiences like this, have a way of changing you . . . I see the world, my circumstances, and my choices through a different lens now.
But you don’t have to go to a different country for God to change your heart. To have Him instill a passion in you to share Jesus with those around you. But you do have to have a willing heart. A heart that knows what it means to be rescued by God’s grace and surrendered to whatever He might call you to do.
I love this verse in Daniel that says “ . . . those who lead many to righteousness will shine like the stars forever.” (Daniel 12.3)
These Indian women shine like stars in the universe when they carry the gospel to their neighbors and you and I shine like stars in the universe when we share the Good News of Jesus with those around us too!