Apr 4, 2012
“How ya doin’, God?” laughed the man.
He continued with his loud, scoffing remarks as I quickly walked away. I had given “Would You Like To Know God Personally?” to this clerk in the electronics section of Wal-Mart.
Don’t be afraid to encounter the scoffers. The blessings of encountering receptive people FAR outweighs any negative experiences.
In handing out tracts more consistently to hundreds of people for about a decade, only four people refused my offer of a booklet and they did so politely. The vast majority accept it and many of those people are even enthusiastic. The man at Wal-Mart was making a scene and is the only negative experience I have had in over thirty years of witnessing.
I realize the people in your part of the world may be less open. . . even hostile.
I hope this excerpt from page 150 in The Move of the Holy Spirit in the 10/40 Window by Luis Bush and Beverly Peques is an encouragement to you:
“… believers in a church in a North African nation used to meet discreetly, fearing that non-believers would discover they had converted to Christianity. They carefully closed the doors and windows where they met, pulled the curtains, and worshiped quietly so their neighbors would not hear them. One day the church leader said that, as they were praying, the fear of what man could do to them left her. Instead she received the fear of the Lord. They then flung open the doors and curtains and began worshiping Jesus loudly. This leader said that the church decided not to hide any longer, because they have the light of God that their country needs and it must be proclaimed.”
“The LORD is for me; I will not fear; what can man do to me?” ~ Psalm 118:6 (NASB)