One night my friend Charles said to me over dinner, “I’m tired of plain vanilla Christianity.” We were both in Washington, D.C., on business and had a good dinner together sharing about our jobs, our ministries, and our walks with the Lord. I prayed with Charles about his desire to see the power of God at work in a new way and assured him that the Lord would answer the desire of his heart.
We left the restaurant, and we decided to walk the few blocks back toward our hotel. As we waited to cross an intersection, Charles struck up a conversation with a man who was trying to restart his truck. It had broken down as he was making a turn and was blocking part of our crosswalk. He had diagnosed the problem and called his wife, who was on her way with a carburetor part he needed. We waited with him and began to share with him about the Lord Jesus.
“The Lord must have put you in our path tonight so we could tell you about Him,” we said. “Both of us have received Jesus Christ into our lives, and it’s the most encouraging thing that’s ever happened to us. We no longer must struggle with guilt over the things we know we have done wrong. We have a genuine peace and joy in our lives.”
After sharing further about the death, burial, and resurrection of the Lord Jesus and God’s desire to make him a new person, we asked the man if he would be willing to call on the Lord and receive Christ into his life. The man said yes, and we were praying with him as his wife drove up with the needed part. Their teenage daughter was in the car with her. While the man began to repair his truck, we shared with his wife, “We’ve got great news for you! Your husband just received the Lord Jesus into his life. You need to do that, too, don’t you?”
She said yes, as did the teenage daughter. Within a matter of ten or fifteen minutes from the time we came to that intersection, we were standing under the streetlight, our hands joined with those of this family in a circle of prayer. We prayed that their entire family would come to be united in Christ!
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SOURCE: Assist News Service, Jerry Wiles