Here’s a Quick and Easy Way to Share Jesus While Dating Your Wife

Sharing Jesus in a simple way - Restaurant by poirpom from 500px
Sharing Jesus in a simple way – Restaurant by poirpom from 500px

A few months ago, a friend of mine told me about Sharing Jesus in a simple way.  I’ve tried this myself and want to encourage you to do the same.

The next time you’re at a restaurant, after you’ve received your food and your waiter or waitress asks if you need anything else, say to them “we are about to pray and we were wondering if you needed prayer for anything?”

My wife and I have done this a dozen or so times and have experienced some amazing things.  Here are a few of my observations.

1. No-one has ever seemed to be offended.  After all, unlike other things you could say in an evangelistic tone, it’s hard for the other person to view this question as someone trying to push a belief or be judgmental.  You’re simply asking if you can help them, and you’re asking someone whose job it is to help others all day long.

2. Nearly everyone has said yes.  Only rarely has someone said they didn’t need prayer for anything and if they did they didn’t say it in a negative way, just simply”No, I’m good”.  This simply gave us a chance to respond in an enthusiastic tone “that’s great!”  Either, way, everyone feels better about the whole situation!
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Are Others Hearing From God Through You?

How to Hear God - Thinking... by El'yor Sherkulov from 500px
How to Hear God – Thinking… by El’yor Sherkulov from 500px

Have you been hearing from God, thinking you’ve heard from Him, or at the very least been wanting to hear from Him?

I’m not sure if there’s anything in the Bible to explain this (maybe Matt 18:16?), but I’ve just recently noticed that I will sometimes hear the same topic or message come to me through 3 totally different sources, but all within a very short period of time, usually 24-48 hours.

One source may be a message at church.  Another may be a teaching on the radio.  Another may be something I read in the Bible.  Another may be a story on the news, or just a comment made by someone at work.

Sometimes I’ll get a message more than 3 times, but no matter how many different times I “get it”, it leaves no doubt that it cannot be explained by coincidence or chance.

I know there are a lot of people in this world who will scoff whenever they hear someone say they have “heard from God”, even if the person says they are hearing a “still small voice” or hearing through their spirit and not audibly.
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Do You Make These 2 “Slow Down” Mistakes?

Slow Down - Everything is Worth Waiting For by Francis Gimenez from 500px
Slow Down – Everything is Worth Waiting For by Francis Gimenez from 500px

We all need to slow down. That’s something we talk about or hear occasionally. Our society is very busy and productive and goal oriented and taking time to relax, we’d probably all agree, is a good thing.

Lately I’ve been thinking about how this applies to the Christian life as well, particularly for men. It’s easy to take the same intensity that shapes our work life and perhaps nearly every aspect of our life and apply it to the activities that we identify with as our “spiritual walk”.

Things that by themselves seem to be “good things” can become, maybe not “bad things” but irrelevant and unfruitful. I’m thinking about our prayer life, our time in the Word, attending church, volunteering at church, reading, listening to and watching teachers and preachers, doing Christian oriented activites.

There are two traps we can fall into.

#1 – Being Too Busy

The first trap is doing too much so that there is not enough time left to do justice to anything.  As a result, there’s not enough time for the most important things.

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Setting Priorities for this Blog

Priorities for this Blog - Just A Bench by Camilo Van-Strahlen from 500px
Priorities for this Blog – Just A Bench by Camilo Van-Strahlen from 500px

{This post was originally written for the blog when I first started that blog.  See my About page for my thoughts on my current blog.}

Before I start posting articles on this blog, I want to define the priorities for this blog/effort, primarily for myself as a reference point, but also for others who may contribute in the future.  I think that establishing and maintaining these priorities is important so that there is a consistent theme that participants can rely on.

#1 – Jesus

I always want the focus, the attention, and the glory for this blog to be on Jesus.  He is the King of Kings.  He is our Creator.  He is our Savior.  He is the reason for our existence.  As guys, we can and should look to Him as our Father, Teacher, and Mentor.  He is the answer to our every question about being a man, a father, a son, an employee and any other role we find ourselves in.  Even in spiritual discussions, it’s easy to get bogged down into technicalities and miss the main point which is having a relationship with Jesus Christ.

#2 – Guys

The next highest priority is for guys.  I don’t want this blog to be about everything under the sun.  I want it to be focused on men and issues important to men.
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