Saturday, November 13, 2010

Witnessing for God- My Passion

Good Morning to All!

I'm sorry I got behind in my last few posts, but I have been busy with Church functions (fundraisers and preps for them) and just really was exhausted when I got through. I figured you would prefer a "fresh mind". LOL! I'm dingy enough as it is when I'm alert, let alone if I'm extra tired! LOL!

I was going to write about all the names and characteristics of God in the Old Testament, and how they are all culminated into One name, Jesus, which means Savior.

Anyway, I think I will save that for another day. I somehow got on a marketing site, ( I won't say the name, because I don't know about the legal ramifications about that, so I will just say it is a very popular site. I somehow got on there and was looking up Christian Books. At the bottom of the page, they had a place for discussions, so me being the inquisitive type that I am decided to visit. I was appalled. Not at the site, but at the first topic or question. I wrote a "detailed response" and clicked reply, thinking that I could help this person understand what obviously they were either misinformed, or just didn't understand who or what God is. My reply was not accepted because "YOU MUST MAKE A PURCHASE FROM THIS SITE TO REPLY OR DISCUSS. I was really aggravated. There were people making statements, but not really explaining to this person about God. They were really even making me more confused.

This person who started out the discussion was obviously crying out for help. They
were blaspheming God, and calling him egotistical, and other different names, putting Him down for wanting us to worship Him. I don't really think they truly understands what God wants from us. I keep saying they because I don't know if they were male or female. I tried clicking on their "user name", but all it gave me was their purchases from this company "whoopee!" This person really needs someone to reach out to them.

I can't afford to buy something from this site just so I can get on there to help lost souls. These marketing sites should limit their forum discussions to just that their products. Of course, I also know that these forums and discussion groups are just a gimmick to get you to go on their sites and buy. I don't usually even go on this site, so I really don't know how I got there. I clicked on a specific email that didn't have anything to do with this site and somehow or another it took me to it.

I feel such a burden when it comes to this kind of thing. I don't think God would direct me to these people if He didn't want me to witness, but sites like this make it difficult. Ok, I have officially cancelled my account with this particular site. Not that they probably care, but it does make me feel a bit better. I am hoping that this particular person will turn up somewhere else that I "frequent" so that I might be able to minister to them.

I know you are probably wondering why this is such a big deal to me. I tend to let things like this get to me very easily. I am one of those people that don't like going part way, or doing something with a non-chalant attitude. When I do something, I like to put my whole heart into it. I feel that it is our obligation as Christians to get God's Word out, to witness to people and to explain to those who have been mislead. (which this person obviously had been). When I see an opportunity to witness for God, especially to someone who is as wrong as can be like this person was, it hurts my heart not to be able to reach out to them, as well as making me upset at this "forums" that put limits on who can post.

Well, now that I have that off of my chest, maybe this evening I can post something more positive. I best get outside and start crushing cans for my missions offering.

I will post again later this evening.

God Bless!



Anonymous said...

I appreciate your soft heart towards others... I do understand where you are coming from. Sometimes, it appears as if personal gain takes precedence over wanting to get the Word out to others... it's sad.

I found other Christian sites that are basically "pay per view". You have to have a paying membership with them to view their sight. I guess this is all a sign of the times we are living in.


Lynette said...

hey almost another full can of cans again for knowing that you use them for you mission funds.

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