It was in the spring of Gavin’s freshman year in college. He lived in the dorm and had just finished studying for an important 11:30 AM exam.
At 11:00 he decided to sit in the lounge to clear his mind before walking to the far side of campus for the exam. Just then Brad from the dorm came in and began asking him questions about his Christian beliefs. Brad had never been interested before!
Gavin talked to him while keeping an eye on the clock. Soon it was 11:15 and he wondered, “Should I tell Brad I have a test? All year I’ve been hoping for this chance. If I leave now, I may not get another opportunity.” So they continued the discussion and didn’t wrap it up until 11:40! Gavin then took off running across campus.
He knew the material and knew he could get an “A.” Sadly, he arrived so late he couldn’t finish on time and only received a “C” grade. Now he realized the best he could expect for the course was a “B.”
Yet he told himself, “It’s okay, because the big thing I wanted to do for God this year was make a difference for Him. I needed to take that time to talk with Brad.
Later thinking about it, he realized nobody would’ve criticized him for excusing himself to take the test. Brad would’ve understood. Yet Gavin knew that talking to Brad was something God wanted him to do. He needed to obey.
To his surprise, Gavin received an “A” for the course. He thought to himself, “God has rewarded me for being obedient! He has let me know I did the right thing. Thank You, Lord!”
Today Gavin is a medical doctor and continues to share Christ at every opportunity.
Are there things you know God wants you to do that you are not doing? What do you think God thinks of that? How would you like to respond to Him?
- If anyone, then, knows the good they ought to do and doesn’t do it, it is sin for them. James 4:17
- Whoever has my commands and keeps them is the one who loves me. The one who loves me will be loved by my Father, and I too will love them and show myself to them. John 14:21
- SONG: I KNOW HIM – By Kathleen
[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.godlife.com/gospel/ and http://www.godlife.com/en/about-christianity
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