Wednesday, December 03, 2014

Christ in me - In Jesus - 12-03-2014

Hello :) I just wanted to share one testimony from today as I haven't updated this blog for a while.

Today while walking at lunch time, as I was already on my way back to work, I saw ahead of me two men with dogs talking briefly with each other then continuing on their different ways. The one man walking away from me but in the same direction I was going proceeded to grab a seat at a bench up ahead. I thought *perfect, I am going to ask him if he has any back problems and grow out his leg*.

I got up to the teary eyed man, I assume from the chilled wind in his face, smiled at him, greeted his dog and asked "Hi there. Do you get back pain? Lower back pain?" He said right away "Yes I do." I said "Can I show you something really cool?" He responded "Why, are you a doctor or something?" I said "Well, sorta... Here, I'll show you. It's pretty cool. Can I get you to sit all the way back with your butt against the back of the bench?" He proceeded to do so. Then I asked his name (Pierre), told him mine (Chris), and got down in front of him in a crouched position and asked to have his legs. He gave them to me, lifting them slightly, I grabbed them by the heels and lifted them up about a foot and a half or so off the ground so his legs were pretty much level with his hips, then brought the heels together and made the tops of his feet, his toes, to point out to the sides so he could see that in fact his right heel was about 3/4 of an inch shorter in length than the left. I made sure he looked and watched saying, "Ok, you can see that your right foot is shorter than the left, right? Watch this." I then commanded the right leg to grow by simply saying "Right leg grow out now, in the name of Jesus Christ, come out right now. All the way. Come out now." I did that for about 15 - 20 seconds and we watch the right leg came out slowly, then at the end, shoot out in one quick jolt, about 1/4 of an inch. He said "Wow! How did you do that?" I said "Pretty crazy, eh? Can you stand up now and look for the pain." He stood up and made the comment "Well, it is usually in the hip, but shoots up into the back." I asked "Can you feel any pain? Any of it at all?" He said "No." I explained "The reason I could do that was because of Jesus." and asked "Do you believed in Him?" He said "Yes, I do, because I am Roman Catholic." I asked "So you believe Jesus lives inside of you? He's your Lord and Savior?" And he said "Yes."

We started to walk the same direction back toward my work and he asked how I knew he had back pain. I explained that I simply saw him having a seat at the bench and just wanted to ask while thinking that it would probably be so. I explained how I believe it is just like Paul said in that it is no longer I who live, but Christ who lives in me (Galatians 2:20) and about how the Lord has prepared works for us to do (Ephesians 2:10) and He does them through us as we walk with Him and are obedient to Him. I also explained a little bit more about what it means to be a disciple or son of God and about how he could do the same. He said, "That makes sense. Sort of."

I gave him a little booklet from Sid Roth called Eyewitness the Final Day on Earth of which I received a few of them for free and it's pretty good so I'm handing them out. We parted ways at one point and I continued on my way back to work after thanking him for letting me pray for him.

Thank You Lord! More kingdom, more glory for You, more souls, more disciples!

I share these testimonies in the way that I do to try to paint a picture in your mind about how to go about doing this for yourselves. If you follow Jesus then He will make you a fisher of men. His heart is that we reach out and not be silent. He said that we are salt to the earth and light to the world, so let your light so shine! (Matthew 5:13-16). He wants you to share your faith with others. He wants to work through you. And He will use you as you step out in faith. He will give you the grace and comfort needed when you step out of your comfort zone to speak to others and love on them. Share the gospel. Just pray and ask Him to use you and be watchful for those opportunities. They are everywhere. I make this a part of my everyday life, it is not an event for me, I just step out wherever I see the opportunity. I believe that is what He wants for each of us. Be encouraged!

Grace, peace and love in Jesus Christ!

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