Three weeks ago, I issued the Shockwave Challenge to our church: Share the gospel with at least one person a day. For the past three weeks, I have done just that. I have prayed with 25 people to receive Jesus as their Lord and Savior. I met one lady in Wal-Mart who didn't know she was going to heaven when she died. When I asked her if she would like to know, she said, "Of course! How do you know for sure?" I presented the gospel to her and she called upon the name of JESUS! I met five guys at the park one Sunday afternoon and after I asked them if they needed prayer, one of them said, "Yeah, you can pray that we'll go to heaven!" How about an open door of opportunity! They all thought that you get into heaven by doing good works. After I shared the true gospel with them, they all trusted Jesus as their only way into heaven.
I've had the opportunity to pray for so many strangers and their needs. I've prayed for family members with cancer, people with physical ailments and financial needs and I've seen God prove Himself faithful to His word. He said that He would be with us as we go into all the world and preach the gospel and that He would confirm His word with signs following. I've seen Him do that time and time again. I prayed with one lady who had just broken her hand and was scheduled to have surgery the next day. After I prayed for her, she could move her fingers with no pain. John 14:12 says that believers can do the same works as Jesus. It's time for those who believe in Jesus to start being Jesus to their world!
I'm committed to the Shockwave Challenge. Will you? Let's see what God can do when His body actually takes Him at His word and steps out in faith to reach others.
For some excellent outreach resources, including a script of how to lead someone to Jesus, go here!