This song started playing on Pandora this afternoon. In the busyness of catching up on emails and getting things done, I put myself on pause and just stopped to listen and soak in these words. I've sung this song many times before but today it spoke to my heart in a new way. Enjoy taking a listen and soaking in his Truth for you today :)
Last year, I met a college student named, Sonia. At the time I met Sonia, she was searching for answers to her questions about faith and God. One night, I invited her and a friend over for dinner and we talked about some of those questions. I also gave her the book, Letters From a Skeptic. Sonia and I have stayed in contact since then, and I have gotten the privilege of watching her grow in her faith over this past year. Yesterday, I received this email from her:
So, it was probably about a year ago that you gave me the book Letters From a Skeptic. I always meant to read it, but never quite got the motivation to start. It sat on my book shelf for a while, and at one point I decided I wasn't really a skeptic anymore and I probably didn't need to read it. Well, this week I had a change of heart. I picked it up. And I couldn't even put it down, I read it all in a single day. Highlighted a bunch of parts to come back and continue to reflect on. I even told my boyfriend I was reading it, who then found a copy online and read along with me and finished the next day. We've been discussing parts of it, and it really opened up a discussion of faith between us. And then today at church, I was talking with the new guy who had just started coming. He's came out and told me he still had a lot of questions about Christianity. I decided to pass off the book to him. Anyway, I just wanted to say thanks, and let you know how you've impacted not just me, but a couple others. And it hasn't even been a week! I'm sure I'll continue passing this book on to several others.
This was such an encouragement to me and was a great reminder that our lives affect one another, whether positively or negatively. Who has God placed in your sphere of influence to impact for Christ- friends, neighbors, coworkers? What is one bold step you could take to share the Good News with that person?
I love Jesus. I love my husband & family. I like dark chocolate. And hats. Traveling. Slippers. Hand written notes. And thrifting. These are a few of my favorite things!