Happy Sunday Everyone!
A servant of the Lord must not quarrel but be gentle to all, able to teach, patient, in humility correcting those who are in opposition, if God perhaps will grant them repentance, so that they may come to their senses and escape the snare of the devil, having been taken captive by him to do his will.
2 Timothy 2: 24-26
Welcome to today’s Faith Filled Sunday Post. I want to talk a little bit about how we are supposed to interact with others as Christians. In the Duck Dynasty Family Bible, Phil talks about a man who called in an order back before “Duck Dynasty” was a hit TV show. The guy was cussing a lot and at the end of the phone call, Phil gently called him out on it. Asking if he knew who’s name he was cursing. The guy hung up but then apparently called back not long after.
You can read the whole story in the Life Changers section of their Bible, Day 3. But, the gist of it is that a couple weeks after the phone call, this guy ended up at Phil’s front door! Phil and that man talked about God and Phil explained in more detail exactly WHO that man had been cursing with his foul language. The next thing Phil knew, that man was weeping on his living room floor.
About 17 years later, Phil was guest preaching at a church in Alabama when one of the men from the church said that man who visited Phil so many years before was now a leader in the church Phil at and would like to see him.
This short version of the story still shows the potential behind simply mentioning things like Faith, Belief, Christianity, the Bible, and who God really is to someone who may be lost. You never know who you are talking to. The Bible does not say talk to a specific type of person, it does not say talk to people who seem safe, it says to talk to ALL. Be gentle to ALL. Patient with ALL. In Humility, correcting those who are in opposition.
Phil didn’t know who was on the other end of that phone call. He could’ve been talking to a 6ft body builder who hated all things God for all he knew. But he jumped and he took the chance anyway. Correcting the man’s behavior and offering up an explanation as to why he shouldn’t be speaking that way. Even going as far as to invite that man into his home so he could continue to share the good news with him.
God works in marvelous ways. If you are feeling led to speak to someone about Christ, don’t hold back. If you are feeling led to start a blog or YouTube or some other form of social media, don’t hold back. The Word is a powerful thing and you never know who you could reach.
Go out this week and look for opportunities to share the God’s Word. You never know who may be listening!