Life.  Some see it as a randomly assigned smattering of days with no purpose.  Others believe in divine appointments they rarely keep.  For most, ordinary.  But it doesn't have to be.   What if we dared to go the narrow way? Join me in taking THE FAITH DARE.

Caution: Participating in this challenge might force you to give up some of the things (people?) dearest to you. This challenge could change your life.  Join at your own risk.

Saturday, May 1, 2010

FAITHdare #9: Revisited

This week I learned that praying for the lost is a lot more meaningful when you are spending time with the lost. It is easy for me to forget about the world if I am not in the world, but when I am building relationships with those outside of faith, praying for them comes naturally out of love.

What did you learn this week? Take the time to share!


  1. 150,000 WILL DIE TODAY
    That is not an exageration, that is the truth. Around 150,000 people die everyday around the world, it seems so overwhelming to think that so many people will perish today.
    I would love to say that I have a heart for the lost, but I don't. If I did, I would be out in the streets passing out tracts and sharing the gospel with as many people as I came in contact with. This week I realized that I need to be intentional for the lost, which means I need to Go! Its so amazing that Jesus just says that command, and it is a command, He doesn't say wait for an open door, or wait for a conversation to turn to heavenly things. He just says GO! I have been so convicted this week not only by scriptures but by my son and his willingness to share the gospel no matter the cost.
    I need to be intentional in praying for the lost and to be active in sharing the gospel. Scripture says that no one seeks after God, therefore we are commanded by our Lord to go out and tell everyone of the amazing power of salvation.
    We, I come across opportunities everyday, when we go to the store, take a walk, go to the mall, family. We don't run out of opportunities, we (I) just are too busy to look around and see a world that is perishing and that is lost. We go out come back home and we just go on about our day. I don't want to be like this anymore, I want to see people the way God does, I want to love them enough to Go and tell them about their sin and about a wonderful Savior that deserves glory out of their lives.
    I know if I saw someone about to get hit by a car, I would do anything in my power to get them out of the way so they would not be injured, I would yell and run to them, whatever it would take, so why am I not doing the same now.
    Sorry if I seem so strong about this, but this has something that the Lord has really been working on me all week and I just wanted to share with you all. I am not coming down on anyone, I am talking to you all about myself, this is my confession to you all. I have the fear of man not of God. I talk the talk but don't walk the walk. I have cried many nights over this and have confessed it to God. I want my heart to ache for the lost, that when I approach someone I don't freeze and just turn the other way. I admire my husband and son when it comes to sharing their faith. Not that they have it down, but they are very intentional about sharing their faith.
    God is good and faithful, I know that I must Go, and I trust God that He will guide my every step. My prayer this week was not only for the lost, but for God make bold for the gospel, one day at a time.

  2. Monica, thanks for sharing! I, too, have been so convicted by my lack of concern for the lost. I am disturbed by such nonchalance in the church, because it makes me wonder if people are really followers of Christ if they are not at least stirred to reach out. The life of Jesus was centered around seeking and loving the lost! As you said, I too pray that I increasingly ache for the lost! I love your heart!

  3. I totally agree!! It seems that once we have allocated our time to church activities, work, TV and spending time with our (Christian) friends we don't have any time left to spend time with the lost. Something needs to change!!!