I have been praying recently for opportunities to share the Gospel with my unsaved friends as I finish up my time in public school (If you ever think of me, I wouldn’t mind some prayer for this area!). Well, today I got an awesome chance to talk about God to multiple people. One of my friends quickly butted in, and he explained how it’s obvious that there is no “man in the sky.” Another friend couldn’t quite grasp the idea of man and a sin nature.
This made me realize just how far removed society is from any sort of complete understanding of who God really is and how we relate to him. Seeing as the Bible tells us more than even we as Christians can completely understand about God, it’s no wonder that the world has a hard time coming to grips with the God of the Bible when they have never read the Bible or had it explained in the first place! All they know is the stereotypical Angry-Man-in-the-Sky version of a God who is perfect, complex, and glorious beyond comprehension!
When I meet people like this it is clear that only the Spirit can get a hold of people and change their hearts. That being said, how do you think we as Christians can present the one TRUE God on a daily basis? Personally, I think real relationships are key. Prolonged exposure to someone who talks about, loves, and lives out God’s glory is something that I think can often really get the gears moving more effectively than a three minute conversation with someone on the street.