Lunch with the Girls

There are some fun women I’ve known for many years. Yet none of these women have ever been open to the things of the Lord.  Every few months we get together for lunch, often in one of our homes.  Today it was my turn and  I did something different.  I invited  Jerri, a dear Christian friend to join us.

When I told her the situation she accepted with joy.  She said she would spend the morning in prayer for the women coming, that their hearts would be open to God’s truth. Meanwhile, I too prayed while I was preparing.

It could not have gone better!  The women loved Jerri’s story about how God had comforted her after the death of her husband; how God seemed to arrange for her to meet a godly man. She talked about their God-honoring courtship and now marriage.  She spoke with them as if she believed they were women of faith and understood prayer and God’s faithfulness. The women listened with interest and awe!

Why did I have trouble talking to them about God?  Whenever I’ve tried sharing with them, even an answer to prayer, they seem to politely change the subject.

Could it be that we’ve known each other for too many years? Could it have been Jerri’s winsome personality? Perhaps both.

What really made the difference today?  I believe it was the power of prayer!   We asked God to prepare hearts and He did!

Why am I so slow to learn?

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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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8 Responses to Lunch with the Girls

  1. David says:

    Yes the power of prayer, the best tool and privilege we have. We struggle with learning because Satan doesn’t want us to get closer to God. At least that’s what I have learned. Satan is always at work, we can not forget that!

  2. Lynette says:

    Prayer makes all the difference, doesn’t it? I also need to be reminded of the power of prayer. I also have said, “Why am I so slow to learn?”, or “Why am I so forgetful?”

  3. Liana says:

    Would have loved to have been there with you. What a blessed time of friendship you shared.

  4. Mark says:

    amen – well said! Like the song too – especially the line – “only whats done for Christ will last” such good words that you put to song so well! God bless

  5. Kathleen says:

    It would have been a joy to have had you there. Who knows, someday it may happen!

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