Friday, May 13, 2011

Faithful and Available

One of the most powerful true stories I have ever heard about God wanting us just to be faithful in what He has called us to do in evangelism is about a man from George Street.  It begins when Frances Dixon preached a revival in Great Britain and asked a man named Peter to share his testimony.  He shared how he was walking down George Street in Sydney, Australia, when a man approached him and asked him "If you were to die tonight, would you go to heaven or hell?  The Bible says you can know."  So he proceeded to share how he found Christ as a result of that question.

Frances Dixon then asked Peter to share at another revival with him.  As he finished sharing, a man named Nowell stood up in the back and said that was his testimony as well.  He had been in Sydney, Australia, and a man on George Street stopped him and asked him the same questions, and as a result he became a Christian.

To make a long story short, Dixon found that in nine different places where he preached all over the world (including at a missionary conference in India) that has this same testimony.  So, he proceeded to arrange a trip to Sydney. Someone from Sydney led Dixon to his humble home where Mr. Genter was bed-ridden.  Dixon shared with Genter how he had found many people all over the world who were impacted b his questions.  Mr. Genter, with tears streaming down his face, said he told the Lord twenty-five years earlier that he would ask three people a day that question......but that he had NEVER known anyone come to the Lord as a result of his faithfulness. 

This story is SUCH an encouragement in evangelism in that God just wants us to be FAITHFUL to what He calls us to do.  We can trust God for results, but He just wants us to be faithful and available.  You can listen to the story as told by someone else on the attached link.

May all of us be faithful to do what God has called us to do!