It occurred to me recently that there are so many people in our very own communities who are full of confusion and questions about life and are needing people to sit with them one on one and talk through things, ask their questions, be reassured, guided, loved for who they are. We can’t stop reaching out!
If you are a Christian who has even just a little bit of Bible knowledge, there are people out there in your neighbourhood who you can get alongside and encourage and teach what you know. Don’t think that you don’t have something to offer. Sometimes we assume that people know what we have known for years, basic Bible stories (eg; Creation, Noah & the flood, Joseph, Moses leading the people of Israel out of Egypt, etc.). I have found when doing Bible study with women in this area that we might be talking through some basic stories and they don’t know them, or they have them mixed up with the only knowledge of them being from snippets of movies they have seen (like “The Prince of Egypt”). Another thing many people don’t know, even though they are open to learning more about God, is how to look passages up in the Bible. They need someone patiently sitting along side them to show them how to navigate through the most important book in the world, the Holy Bible.
Do you have people in your area who you could reach out to? Pray that the Lord would open your eyes to the searching ones and give you opportunities to get to know them. And please, don’t think that you have to be a pastor or a trained Christian worker to do any good. God wants to use His ordinary, humble children relying on His Holy Spirit to just be one step ahead of someone who is searching.
“Ask the Lord of the harvest, therefore, to send out workers into his harvest field.” Matthew 9:38
“So you also are complete through your union with Christ, who is the head over every ruler and authority.” Colossians 2:10
“And as for you, brothers and sisters, never tire of doing what is good.” 2 Thessalonians 3:13