Maybe you think that the successful ministry of a missionary is defined by positive conversations that end with someone putting their trust in Christ. That’s not true. Jesus had a guy that started talking to him, a young and rich man, who said he wanted eternal life. But instead of Jesus to be happy with this approach and his question, he revealed that the man’s genuine heart was greedy. Even in Jesus’ situation, there are people that left Him.
One day, a young man came to me and told me that he went through many difficult situations in his life. He was an orphan. His house burned down. And many other problems. But he is a genuine believer and has the right to receive blessings from God. Then I started going deeper in the conversation with him and at the end, he came to the point where he said a few times that he hates God. He said he doesn’t like this God, our God.
Many people probably wouldn’t write this in their update because it’s not encouraging. But, my dear partners, this is my life. These are things that I face with, different types of people. And God was glorified in this conversation, not by bringing this man to God, but by his heart being revealed to him personally and to the others that were there.
Because I still want to be positive 🙂 I want to share about someone from the City Hall here in Craiova. I have a relationship with and I have shared about Christ with him a few times. Today I preached that Jesus has the power to forgive sinners instantly. He told me that after today’s sermon that he watched online, he wants to have a deeper conversation with me about this topic because he’s very interested in knowing more.
Please pray for Radu from City Hall and my future conversation with him.