Tonight, I went on visitation with another member from my church. We went to a rough neighborhood in a trailer park. Although we talked with several lost people, no one seemed to be genuinely receptive much at all.
God used what I observed and heard in this neighborhood tonight to deal with me about issues in my own heart and walk with Him. Had I not been in that setting and experienced the personal challenges in my own soul that I did because of my being among those people, I would not have been as receptive to God’s dealing with me afterward as I ended up being.
Perhaps my experience tonight would be repeated in the lives of many others of God’s people were they to put themselves consistently among lost people to try to reach them.
I believe that through our regular interaction with lost people, God desires not only to bless them with exposure to His truth; He also wants to sanctify us for His service. Let us all, therefore, heed even more God’s desire for us to be active in trying to reach lost people.