Imagine what value you bring to an unbeliever when you show up carrying the presence of God with you. Your actions will reflect Jesus’ character, your words will be seasoned with kindness and people will be drawn to the light that exudes from within you. Think about your encounter with God and how it changed you. Don’t you want to share that with someone else?
Lord, here I am, send me.
Your everyday life provides you with so many opportunities to interact with all different types of individuals; different races, different personalities, different struggles, different upbringings, different religions – even those who have never been introduced to Jesus. You have the chance to reflect and represent Him on your college campus.
Some individuals will not step foot in a church but would be willing to listen to you simply because they have interacted with you and noticed the way in which you model Jesus to the world. Take notice of those around you – be socially aware of your surroundings – who is discouraged, who needs healing, who is broken, who feels hopeless, who has given up, who has never known Jesus? You are surrounded by opportunity. The beautiful thing about the interactions Jesus had with those who needed him the most were encounters that all took place outside the church. He was interrupted by their needs and He took notice.
Unwanted interruptions can become divine appointments.
A few weeks ago, I was taking my early morning walk when I noticed my shoe was untied. For some reason, it really frustrated me. As I stopped to tie it, I heard a lady’s voice. As I looked over toward her; she said, “I see you walking all the time.” This simple interaction started a conversation in which I found out her husband was very sick from a cancer diagnosis. Before I continued on my walk, I told her I would be praying for them. Every day when I walk past their house – I keep that commitment. I have seen her several times since and I always remind her that I am praying. What started out as an unwanted interruption on my walk turned out to be a beautiful opportunity to reflect Jesus to someone who needed encouragement. I was humbled by this experience and repented for being frustrated by the interruption.
Lord bring revival to my campus! I welcome your divine interruptions to my day. Make me brave for you as I carry your presence wherever I go. Show me how to relate to others so that I may be your mouthpiece, your hands, and feet to bring healing, wholeness, deliverance, hope, and salvation to those within the sphere of my influence.
Lord, I am willing, use me for Your Kingdom.
Isaiah 6:8 (NLT) – Then I heard the Lord asking, “Whom should I send as a messenger to this people? Who will go for us?” I said, “Here I am. Send me.”