College Student with an Attitude

While on the college campus with our Bible table,  a student stopped to look over our books. I asked her if she’d like a free Bible and she gruffly replied, “NO!”

Uh Oh!  The girl has an attitude!  I stepped back.  She continued to hang around, quietly checking out the books.  I have discovered that if I ask permission to ask a question people are more apt to cooperate.  So I said, “May I ask you a personal question?”

“Yes.”

I said, “If you were to die today, do you know where you’d go?”

“It would not be heaven. God wouldn’t want me, not with the life I’ve lived.”

I said, “Oh my!  Did you know there is nothing you have ever done that God does not want to forgive.  He loves you.  That is why Jesus came, to live a sinless life so that He could die on the cross to pay for your sins and mine, so that someday we can both freely enter heaven.”

Her countenance changed as if she suddenly realized there was hope.

I said,  “I have a little booklet I’d like to share with you.  It’s called, Would You Like To Know God Personally?”

She came closer.  I walked through each page with her.  When we came to the little prayer at the end,   I asked her if she’d like to turn away from her sins and give her life to Jesus.

She quietly answered,  “Yes.”

She prayed with us right there in the middle of the quad, then signed up to join our Campus Christian Fellowship and left with a new Bible.   An hour later she returned with two friends!  She said,  “My friends want Bibles—and they also want to join the club!”

  • Therefore, if anyone is in Christ, the new creation has come: The old has gone, the new is here!   2 Corinthians 5:17

What do you think?  Was she was ready to receive Christ after such a short discussion?  Do you think she went away a changed person?

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[This life is temporary. This life is short.  When this life is over, our bodies will die and become empty shells, but our souls will continue to live forever.  Where will the “real you” live?  Will you live for all eternity separated from God?  Or will you spend eternity in the presence of God in heaven?   Learn more so you can make your most important decision:    http://www.whoisjesus-really.com/  and www.godlife.com

 

 

About Kathleen

God delights in working through His people as they submit to Him. Jesus said to go into all the world and preach the good news to everyone (Mark 16:15). No matter where we live on this planet, people are separated from God because of sin. We ALL need a Savior, and there’s only ONE. It brings me great joy to share Christ with the lost and lonely. Over the years I’ve learned a great deal while facilitating Bible studies. I’ve found myself on college and university campuses, the beach, the streets, the hospital, the jail and the juvenile facility for incarcerated teens sharing God’s message of love. I also serve as an online missionary with Global Media Outreach. I’ve seen countless lives transformed when people turn away from sin and turn to Jesus. The changes God makes are real and lasting. These are some of my experiences. NOTE: My stories have been altered, removing any and all identifying factors. This includes names and other particulars in order to protect confidentiality and anonymity.
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Silas
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Such a wonderful and encouraging story. I pray that God will continue to speak to this girl and use her as he has already done. Thank you for sharing.

Liana
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Just beautiful Kathleen. Yes, she was definitely ready to receive Christ as her Lord and Saviour after such a short discussion. Who knows how long the Lord was speaking to her heart before He led her to your table! A wilted rose watered and refreshed anew, made brand new at the fountain of Living Water and oh! what sweet fragrance now fills the air.
You and your work are so, so precious.

Kathleen
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I so agree! After all, she was sharing Christ with others within the first hour! How precious that.

Susan
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Kathleen, We never know where a simple encounter will lead. Only God knows where this will lead, but it is a glorious beginning. Susan

Kathleen
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Yes, it IS a glorious beginning! I am believing God brought her and will continue to lead her.