People Might Recognize Me!

I invited a friend to work with us doing Christian outreach on our beach promenade.

She said, “I’ve thought about it, but people might recognize me and I’d feel uncomfortable.”

Wow!  Now there’s an honest answer!  I thought to myself, “Recognize you as what?  As a Christian?”  No, that’s not it.

To some, giving away free Bibles on the beach promenade borders on fanaticism!  That’s it!  It’s FEAR, pure and simple.

I do understand, because I was there once.  I didn’t want to be different.  Yet 1 Peter 2:9 in the King James Bible says, “But you are a chosen generation, a royal priesthood, an holy nation, a peculiar people; that you should show forth the praises of Him who has called you out of darkness into His marvelous light.”

Wait! “Peculiar?”  That word bothered me. Yet one dictionary definition is, “belonging distinctively or primarily to one person.” Wow!  Then Yes, I AM peculiar!

The more I study the Bible the more I see the necessity of throwing aside those fears.  Revelation 21:8 tells us  “the fearful (or cowardly) and the unbelieving will be consigned to the fiery lake of burning sulfur.”  So there you have it!   If we believe the Bible, are we not compelled to do all we can to bring people to a saving knowledge of Jesus Christ?

I praise God for our team of dear and faithful friends who join us doing our beach ministry.  They care more about the lost than what others might think of them.

Charles H. Spurgeon, a British pastor of the 19th century,  remains highly influential today.  He said, “Have you no wish for others to be saved?  Then you’re not saved yourself, be sure of that!”

  •  If anyone is ashamed of me and my words in this adulterous and sinful generation, the Son of Man will be ashamed of them when he comes in his Father’s glory with the holy angels.     Mark 8:38
  •  Therefore go and make disciples of all nations…     Matthew 28:19-20
  •  Why do you call me, ‘Lord, Lord,’ and do not do what I say?     Luke 6:46
  •  But the cowardly, the unbelieving, the vile, the murderers, the sexually immoral, those who practice magic arts, the idolaters and all liars—they will be consigned to the fiery lake of burning sulfur. This is the second death.     Revelation 21:8
  • GIVE ME A HEART  – Lyrics by Liana Wendy Howarth; Music by Kathleen

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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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9 Responses to People Might Recognize Me!

  1. Liana says:

    Nice to meet you Kathleen … your love for the Lord shines through. May the Lord bless mightily your witnessing and blog ministry. Love Spurgeon’s writings.

  2. I remember the first time I spoke out loud that I was a born again Christian. 54 years of age and in an office setting – I did it out of total conviction and truly didn’t care where the chips fell. I’ve never given much sway to what people thought of me up to that point in my life and wasn’t about to start then. The part that made it so nerve-wracking and thrilling at the same time was how foreign I knew it would be coming out of my mouth. I might have well have said “I’m from Mars” in terms of being out of this world for my life. I loved it!

  3. Mark L says:

    Sounds like a great ministry…keep it up! When someone is afraid they might be recognized or seen as peculiar….then aren’t they being ashamed of God? I will not be ashamed!

    • Kathleen says:

      Yes Mark, that is my prayer…that no matter what happens in life I will never, never be ashamed.
      Romans 1:16 says, “For I am not ashamed of the gospel, because it is the power of God that brings salvation to everyone who believes: first to the Jew, then to the Gentile.”

  4. Mark L says:

    Amen Kathleen…just so you know, if I lived in your area…I would be right there on the beach with you! 🙂

  5. Kathleen says:

    And Mark, we would welcome you!

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