As I walk to work each morning (I'm a bus driver for the city of Ottawa) I pray God the Holy Spirit to grant me opportunities to share the gospel with people, whomever He may put in my path or lead me to approach: co-workers, bus passengers, people I meet on the street as I walk home, etc. God is gracious to answer favourably to this request on an average of about once a day, and He divinely orchestrates every meeting.
The Lord has entrusted me to share the gospel and hand out tracts to all kinds of people on almost a daily basis all winter long. Here, just to give you an example, I'll tell you of some of the everyday opportunities God provided for me to spread the gospel in the past 3 weeks:
- In the last 3 weeks, just by turning a general conversation into a gospel conversation, I also shared the Good News of Jesus with 2 fellow bus drivers, one who blasphemed God's while telling me something and one who told me her mother had just almost died.
- Kim and I had meetings with two separate financial advisors. In both cases we were given the opportunity to share the full gospel with them before leaving our meetings and present them with tracts. Their response was more than just polite. They seemed genuinely interested and thanked us for sharing.
This post is not meant to be a braglist of personal outreaches, but rather an encouragement and demonstration to you of how God blesses his gospel harbingers with opportunities to reach the lost with the His gospel in everyday situations. Missionary work is not just about bringing the gospel to Third World countries. The whole world is the Lord's harvest field and that includes our own back yard.
Yes, I'm anxious for spring and warmer weather which will get me back better conditions to preach the gospel "on the box". But, until then, there is always opportunity to share the gospel everywhere you go IF you are willing, faithful and ready to share.
Are You Ready to share the gospel wherever the Lord has you today?