So the law was put in charge to lead us to Christ that we might be justified by faith. Galatians 3:24

I pray that you may be active in sharing your faith, so that you will have a full understanding of every good thing we have in Christ. Philemon 1:6

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Redeeming the Time

1/11/16                Larry                   49
I arrived early to a restaurant gathering so I decided to try to redeem the unexpected extra time by reaching out with the Gospel.  An approaching businessman on the sidewalk, looking preoccupied and serious, suddenly brightened up when I stopped him to ask if he would mind answering an interesting question.  He said he thought he knew me from somewhere.  It turned out he did not, but I think my initial friendly and apologetic approach was disarming.  When I went on to ask "What do you think will happen after this life?" - he smiled even more and looked into space as he considered how to answer.  He - Larry - later told me he appreciated my boldness in asking such a question and that he enjoyed talking about it.   I hear that a lot.  People are generally quite open to talking about their beliefs, and once they've had a chance to express them they are usually also willing to hear the Gospel.  Larry was too, and our conversation inspired him to reconsider the basic message of the Bible that he had long ago written off as irrelevant.  Our daily lives can be full of wasted time - unexpected delays, waiting in lines, sitting in traffic, mindless entertainment - but as Christians God can redeem those moments for eternity!  We can pray for others, we can meditate on God's word that we might share it with others, we can learn another language for the sake of sharing the Gospel, and we can find the nearest soul to share the Gospel with.  It wasn't meant to be kept to ourselves, so let's redeem all the idle moments of our lives so that God can make them count for eternity!   "See then that ye walk circumspectly, not as fools, but as wise, redeeming the time, because the days are evil."   (Eph 5)

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