Friday, March 27, 2009

Day 86- A Fork in the Road

David is from New Mexico. He is a drug addict who has been clean for about seven months. He was recently spared the penitentiary and was given probation. Work brought him to Tulsa, and now that the job is finished, he will be returning to New Mexico in the morning. David did not know what would happen to him when he died, but he believed that God was responsible for saving him from the penitentiary. While I was sharing the gospel with David, he looked like he was carrying a burden. I asked David if his life was going well, and he expressed his concern for the future. He is working in the oil business and jobs are slowly declining. He didn't know what would happen to him when he returned home, but was hoping for a miracle. I told David that he is now at a crossroads. The God that spared him from the penitentiary has now presented to him the gospel. David has a choice. Continue as if he never heard, or repent and trust in the Savior. David now knows that life with Christ may not make everything better when he gets home, but he will now have forgiveness for his sins. Also, that the sufferings and trials that he is currently experiencing can be used to bring us to our knees and seek His face. I ended with, "David, when you are trusting in Jesus, your life will be changed. It may not change the way that you desire because it's not about you. God wants to make you more like his Son, and he will do whatever it takes to make that happen. I will be praying for you, David." David thanked me several times, and I walked away praying silently.

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