Friday, April 07, 2006

I shared the Good News!

I got to share the Good News today!!! I've been waiting and waiting for the right opportunity to share with my sister-in-law. For those that know, this is my sister's ex-husband's sister. That was a tongue twister, anyway I'm still related to her because she is married to my husband's brother.

We both have kids almost the same age. The first are 7 months apart and they are the best of friends and the younger set are 4 months apart. We get together a lot so the kids can play.

Today we took the kids to the beach and I got to share with her how God revealed Himself to me 3 weeks ago and now I know beyond any doubt that God is real. I know to my core, down in my bones that He is real! Before I would have been so nervous to talk about this subject (so worried what other's would think of me) but a boldness and a joy overcomes me and I could care less if I sound crazy. I MUST talk about Him. He's too wonderful to keep secret. I just have to share this Good News!!

My sister-in-law was raised catholic and went to catholic school her whole life. She was absolutely amazed at what I shared. She even said she was very jealous, that she wished that something like that would happen to her. I explained to her how simple it is! It's so simple that sometimes our human minds can't believe it could be that easy. So we try and complicate it. I know because I've done that all my life.

When I shared with her that right before I became born again, I was sitting and felt filled with dispair that I could never be good enough or do enough to receive eternal life. Well she totally related to that emotion. She said she firmly believes she is going to hell because she can't do enough, it's impossible to be good enough etc. That she isn't a Mother Teresa.

I tried my best to explain that none of us can be good enough!! And that there's nothing for us to do, that's why Christ died for us, that's why he shed his blood. Because we can't do it, we don't have too, He did it for us!!!

I explained to her how I have been blind my whole life to the truth, that there are two worlds going on. One is our physical world but another is a spiritual world and we need Christ so that our soul can have eternal life.

She said she heard everything I was saying but until you see it for yourself you don't see. She said she had been searching her whole life for God and that she wouldn't give up, that she would never give up. She said she was so happy for me and very jealous at the same time.

I'm very excited that a seed has been planted. But at the same time my soul greives because I want to shout, "God is right in front of you!" He isn't somewhere far away, you don't have to search your whole life for Him!" He's right here, He's right in front of us! He's with us always!! He doesn't leave.

3 comments:

Kristy Dykes said...
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Kristy Dykes said...

Wonderful, Jennifer! I'm so thrilled to hear how you shared your faith with your s-i-l! That is great. It's exhilarating to talk about our Lord and what He's done for us. We had a great service Wed. night. Several shared testimonies. That is so faith-building. Love you, Mom

Broken Messenger said...

Praise God for his boldness working through you to reach out to the unsaved. A humbling testimony to be sure.

Brad