Praying to God for giving you opportunities to share the gospel makes you more attentive to find those places and times!
Friday we left for a weekend with the family of my wife. We still had to wait for an hour to be picked up by her parents so in the meanwhile we decided to go to a big shopping mall. My wife would do some groceries while I would search some open people.
I found a group of three open teenagers from Thailand living in Finland. One of them had a head ache (pain level 5 on scale from 0-10) which disappeared already after the first prayer! She was really happy and surprised as were her friends! I asked if they had some time to listen to what I wanted to share with them and they said immediately “Yes, we have nothing to do now”. So I shared the “cups and cookie”-story with them so they could understand what needed to be done to accept Christ. To say it in another way: “What they practicality still needed to do to be born again” (I.e. to repent from their sins, to be baptised, and to be filled by the spirit). I gave them my contact card with my e-mail and said that they had to e-mail me if they wanted some more explanation how to get this new life.
What a nice encounter! I still spoke with different people groups until the security guards told me to stop with giving my contact card to others. One guard had taken my contact card away from a girl and told me I shouldn’t give my contact card to people. I pray that he will cheque the links and find our Lord Jesus who gave his life for him!
The next day we had to go to a shop so while my wife and brothers in law were doing some groceries I saw two youngsters standing at the beer section. I went to them and asked if they understood some English.
One of the girls said that she was feeling bad at the moment. It seemed to be really severe because she said it was like a 8 on a scale of 10. I commanded the pain to go and asked her how she felt. She was surprised that it really felt better and so was her friend! After the second prayer (her friend walked away) she felt good again! “Totally good”. I gave her my contact card and felt drawn to say to the girl that God loved her so much that He send his son Jesus to die for her on the cross because we have all sinned. “Really cheque the links!” I said to her. The girl nodded and we said goodbye. I quickly searched for my wife because the time had come to leave.
As a born again believer you can’t use your time better than to search for people and just ask them if you can ask them a weird question. “Do you have any pain at the moment”. When they say yes, you just heal them in the name of Jesus and share the gospel as much as they let you. If they have no pain you can just explain them why you ask them this question. (I want them to have an encounter with Jesus, in which they mostly don’t believe).
Btw, not everybody get 100% healed because of different reasons.
First of all not every one let you pray as much as you want to pray for them. (Once I prayed up to 8 times without any difference, the ninth time all her back pain left! Three days later I saw the woman again and with gladness she said that her back was still good : )
Second, people sometimes lie in your face and
thirdly “we are not yet like our master Jesus” and our faith still needs to grow. Which can only grow by using it. But I NEVER regretted to have asked people if they had any pain because the conversation that follows after this question was always a very good one!
It encourages me a lot to read Paul’s advice to his his son in the faith Timothy:
“Be diligent to show yourself approved to God, a worker who does not need to be ashamed. Rightly dividing the Word of truth” 2Tim.2:15.
God bless you all!!!