2/14/14

Risk

I can hear God as I'm praying. 

"Tell me this. Promise me you'll do this."


I've been dancing around it all prayer. 


"…And Lord, if I go out tonight, I will talk to anyone in whatever way about Christ."


Boom. It was done. I said it. 


No take backs.


In the back of my head I hear myself say "well, maybe nothing will happen."


yeah, right. 


I go out for a fairly uneventful evening. I eat dinner, I chat with some Thai people…nothing really happens spiritually.


And then it just so happened I wasn't full after dinner, and there was a stand nearby selling Turkish Pizza.


I stop buy to talk and see what it is.


The woman offers me a discount because I speak Thai so good. 


I begin chatting with the owner for a bit, just really normal stuff


and then…this one Chinese woman came and handed him a Watchtower. 


That started a religious conversation like none other. 


I'd love to say I said all the right words, or at least all the things that sound like I said the right words.


But he dominated the conversation. 


Here I am, in Thailand, chatting about Jesus with a Turkish man, who's telling me everything in the Bible was wrong. (Seriously though, he was a super nice guy) 


I wasn't prepared and all I could do was bring up what the Bible says, and all he would do is tell me that the Quran said that that was incorrect. (in a very nice way)


As I'm leaving he bids me farewell with "hope to see you in paradise" 


He took the words right out of my mouth.


God, did I do it right?