Have you ever been asked to do something you never done!? You're first feeling is oh no!!
Nerves begin rising. Heart pounding faster.
Doubt begins to creep in and you're unsure if you can do what you've been asked to do.
On March 31st, as i was getting ready for the day, Holy Spirit said, "Today you're preaching my gospel openly."
My immediate reaction was, "ooookay." I asked, "Are you sure You want me to do this, I've never done this before."
Holy Spirit responded with at simple, "Yes"
This is when my nerves began rising and my heart began beating faster. Holy Spirit just asked me to do something I've never done before. All I know is that I was going to be obedient to God. The destination of this engagement was Southern Illinois University at Edwardsville (SIUE) at a free forum area called "the rock."
Leaving my residence my nerves really started rising. Prayer was the dialogue that morning. Because of being unsure I asked God again if this is what He wanted me to do? After asking the LORD, I contacted many of my brothas and sistas in Christ so they would be praying for me.
As I was walking to catch the bus a deer pranced across my path!!! This is significant for me because the day before one of my brothas prayed for me and shared with me (Habakkuk 3:19)
Habakkuk 3:19- The Lord God is my strength; He will make my feet like deer's feet, and He will make me walk on my high hills
What my bro told me was the Lord was making my feet like the deer and there are things God is going to have me do, but just to remember He has made my feet like the deer to climb those high hills.
I never rejoiced for seeing a deer! But this day I was praising God for allowing me to see a deer prance across my path. It was as if God was reminding me about making my feet like the deer. I screamed, "LORD, You are with me!"
It was afternoon when I arrived to SIUE and I made up in my mind that at 2:30 pm I would begin preaching. At 2:00 pm I went and sat on another hill to pray.
Being honest with God I said, "LORD, there aren't many people here."
The LORD responded, "You go and I will bring you an audience"
Realizing what I just did, I said, "LORD, I don't think I want an audience."
The time is now 2:30 pm. Taking a deep breath I went and began speaking at "the rock"
As students walked by I asked them what their definition of love was. From their response I was able to share the gospel with them. I loved sharing the gospel openly!! However, I believe the greatest thing that happened was God reminding me that He is truly with me.
During my time sharing the gospel, I would also sing "How Great Is Our God." It was a blessing to me to hear the song resonate through the air as the wind carried the words. I could picture Christ sharing to the multitudes as His voice would carry across the land and all would hear His teaching.
It was an experience I'll never forget, and I know it's only the beginning.
I love to write. These writings come from my time in the Word of God, from observation, and trails in life. I pray that you will be blessed as you read them.
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