A Unique Opportunity to Share the Good News

June 14, 2013 | Tags: ,

How beautiful on the mountains
are the feet of the herald,
who proclaims peace,
who brings news of good things,
who proclaims salvation,
who says to Zion, “Your God reigns!”

-Isaiah 52:7

We serve an awesome God, one who comes up with ideas and ways we would never expect. Just recently, my husband and I watched a favorite show of ours called “30 Days.” The premise of the show is a person of one mind-set, circumstance, or worldview spending 30 days with a person of the opposite worldview. The episode we watched was about a laid-off American worker who was asked to spend 30-days in India where his job was outsourced. He received a tremendous gift to see how life functions in India and what a job in a call-center looks like there.

Have you ever been on the phone with tech support from an American company and noticed a distinct Indian accent on the other line? Me too. I realized something very profound while watching this show. Has God opened up an opportunity to believers, right in their own homes, to share the gospel with someone living in India? You may say, “But I can’t do that! It’s a call-center worker I don’t even know!” But what if prayer and the Holy Spirit were involved ahead of time, giving you not only the courage to share but the words to share as well?

I don’t know what God is calling you to do with this information. I don’t know what He’s calling me to do with this information. But I’ll tell you what I did do as soon as the thought popped into my mind–I prayed. I told God if the chance ever comes up, place the right call-center worker on the phone with me, and open up the door for me to speak His words. Like I said in the title of this writing, this is a unique opportunity. Maybe a strange opportunity. But I know a God who works in unique and strange ways–ways that I would never come up with on my own in a million years.

Think about it. Pray about it. And if you ever get a chance, make sure you write to me and tell me about it. I’d love the chance to praise God with you.

By Courtney Silberman

courtney@encouragedinchrist.org

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