Thursday, July 21, 2005

The Good News are been Spread and there is nothing he cand do to stop it.

So these last couple of days has been wonderful victorious days. There is nothing like the sweetest moment of leading someone through the saving prayer of faith in Christ. So it all happened suddenly and I wasn't really expecting it. After finishing the christian meeting, I headed back to my cabin with one of my brothers in Christ, and we were still discussing about the biblical study and as we were talking in the hall, one friend was coming back from the bar (1:15 am) and he is really open and friendly, so he said hi to us and just stayed there while we were talking, problem is, we were talking in spanish and he doesnt understand it, and he wasn't planning to leave anytime soon, so I felt from God, that it was the perfect time for sharing with him. So we changed our topic and choice of language and we started sharing with him about God, and he came up with that he also believed in Him and stuff, but really didn't know nothing about Him. So we talked and talked and one of the things that really impacted me was that he said almost at the end "I really want to change but I have things in my life that I know are bad and I have no idea how to stop it and I need help" I was like, WAO, praise the Lord, this guy is ready. So he agreed to pray with me and he accepted Christ as His saviour. That is so so so Awesome. I've been present in a great number of this miracle of life and I never get tired or used to the fact that it is awesome. It is just the most wonderful thing to see, how someone pass from eternal condemnation to eternal life in Heaven with God and all of us who have accepted him. Besides that, I have another good and close friend I've made while here, and he is really friendly, polite, hard worker and the kind of person you naturally want to be around, and he is that kind of guy that you say, "hey, only thing he needs to be complete is to accept Christ" So. I've been talking to him over and over again, and he is coming with the same ol' xcuse, "yeah, well not know, maybe later, I still have things to do", the ol' usual lie of satan, but still he listen to me and answer to all my questions about his eternal future, and thing is that I feel like little by little he is giving in. I pray that sooner than later he makes that final move he so needs. Praise the Lord for he is the one who gives me the courage and strenght.

Saturday, July 16, 2005

Let all know about God

There are three kind of bad days I can recall having experimented throughout my life, those who are physically tough, mentally tough and spiritual tough. Of all of them I can tell with security that tough spiritual days are the worsts. There is a sense of no hope that blind me or in other words make my vision short, changing dramatically the perspective of reality. Today I feel like so. The reason? simple, I feel overwhelmed and frustrated because I find that when you try to share about God to people, some of them react really indifferent and even show themselves angry. Yet, others react with interest and might not want to take part with it, but at least listen to you and try to reason. Today three persons that I know and I have been talking to and praying for and little by little sharing my faith with, totally rejected God after I tried to talk to them personally after having them read a christian tract. My hope is that one good day they will react different and accept Jesus sacrifice and realize they need Him so bad. My hope is that one day likewise others I know personally who rejected God after some time realized their sinful condition and turned to God and nowadays are powerful tools in God's hands. My hope is that I let myself be used by God no matter what, being humble and obedient more and more everyday. I hope that He puts more passion in my life for the unbelievers and even though some of them or many will reject Him, that won't stop my attempts to share the good news with boldness and braveness. Whenever I read Apostol Paul's books I fill myself with fresh strengh when I see how even when suffering all kind of persecution and shipwreck, his all supreme goal and passion was to reach more and more people for God and glorify him in life and death. So help me God.

Thursday, July 07, 2005

Fighting the good fight.

I thank the Lord Jesus Christ for He has continuosly care of me, his creation, his beloved son. I can't help but thank Him and praise him, cuz He never forget us. One of the things I was praying before coming to the ship for my third period was that I could find a christian group where I could meet brothers and sisters in Christ, as everyone knows this place is a tough place to be alone. Where sinning is so normal and not to sin is totally abnormal a phenomenon; where so much sin around can mess you up if you dont have anyone physically there to support you and viceversa in prayers and godly conversation. Almost 3 weeks since I came onboard and I ran into someone I met last year on Pride and who by then was not christian yet, and then just two months ago he accepted Christ and happen to be in this same ship where I am and one day I saw him holding a Bible and a booklet, so instantly I knew there was a group going on. So he told me where and when and...eureka... God answering a need we all have. When I think about our needs, I come to the conclusion that we all have a wide range of different natural God-given needs, that we try to satisfy in a sinful way, letting satan fulfill those, when we have a God who because created you and me, knows to the perfection what we are made of and what are our needs and along with that he is willing to supply us with those. So know I am officially attending a group where I know I will grow with them spiritually and in many other ways and we will be more effective on our mission of reaching the lost. Two is better than one, says the Bible, two pair of hands, two heads and two spirits united in God is a powerful tool agains the devil and the darkness empire.
I have recently discoverd that what you can do and achive in God is never enough. I found myself depressed a little bit couple of days ago, because I felt that I wasn't doing enough for Him, I felt like, I could do lot more with my life and I felt I could learn a lot more about God and his Word, and I felt like I wasnt enough and worthy. In a way, after thinking about it, I came to the conclusion that is true, true in the sense that our limited mind and body will never be able to understand and fulfill all the potential, but then that doesnt mean God loves me less, as long as I keep on trying my best to follow Him and walk in his way, its fine. Then I found that the devil was planting a seed in my mind and was trying to deceive me into thinking I wasnt being enough a good christian, and I fought that thought out of my mind and rebuked him and decided to think that I am God's son, forgiven and redempted, and that I am part of a chosen race and my final destination is not in this perishable planet earth.
Havent been easy, as always, to walk in the narrow path, but it is the best thing anyone can choose to. I pray to my God that he gives me the boldness and braveness to stand and to speak out loud about his mercy and love to all who come across my path and show them his unconditional love. I have shared with many during these weeks and I am willing to suffer persecution for His sake. There are so many people out there dying without knowing him and I dont want to stay quiet and sitting around my way to Heaven. May God Help Me.