Is there someone you love who is currently lost to God? Does your heart break at the thought of that person experiencing an eternity of suffering without Him? As much as it breaks your heart, did you know your heavenly Father longs even more to welcome that person into eternal life as one of His own?
It can be so painful to watch others struggle needlessly without God. We may even find ourselves angry at God, blaming Him for our loved one’s unbelief and resistance. If only You did this, God, they would turn to You! But our anger would be unfounded. God has gone to great and miraculous lengths to reveal Himself to a lost and dying world. Those who refuse to acknowledge Him face an imprisonment of their own choosing.
That’s why it’s so important that we do all we can to proclaim God’s message of redemption. He has commissioned us to join Him in sharing His offer of salvation with those we encounter in life, and to tell them about our own journey of faith in Jesus Christ. When we do our part and God does His, we can have hope that one day we will be able to rejoice over what was once lost when it is found (Luke 15).
As you pray for your lost friends, relatives, and even enemies, know that God is at work. He is persistently knocking on the doors of people’s hearts around the globe. And, as long as there is breath in one’s lungs, it is never too late for that person to repent at the feet of Jesus and accept His o er of forgiveness and redemption.
May this booklet of Dr. Stanley’s teachings on prayer and evangelism comfort and guide you in this season of life, as you pray for the salvation of others and share the good news of Christ with them.