When I approached Ms. X yesterday she seemed quite withdrawn and nervous. As I began speaking to her my spirit lead me to ask her “Is Jesus your Lord and Savior?” She responded by saying something like “There is a Lord.” I asked “Who?” and she didn’t really reply.
We continued with the health screening and again my spirit lead me to ask her “Is Jesus your Lord and Savior?” Again she was quite vague, and she began looking around as if some mystic presence were there and would harm her if she proclaimed His name.
I was confused and didn’t know how to move forward, but I continued with the screening questionnaire. As we spoke, she mentioned a doctor who happened to be a professor of mine. She started to open up and again my spirit lead me to ask the same question. So I did. “Ms. X,” I said, “is Jesus your Lord and Savior? She then looked at me and proclaimed “Yes, Jesus is my Lord and Savior. He is.” She then stated “I never thought no one would come here to check us out and talk about Jesus, that’s why I didn’t answer you before. He is the only family I have.”
Romans 10:8-11: But what does it say? “The word is near you; it is in your mouth and in your heart,” that is, the word of faith we are proclaiming: That if you confess with your mouth, “Jesus is Lord, and believe in your heart that God raised him from the dead, you will be saved. For it is with your heart that you believe and are justified, and it is with your mouth that you confess and are saved.
I am so grateful that through our outreach efforts and the grace of God, I was a living witness to hearing this woman confess from her mouth what she held in her heart. Thank you Jesus. You, Jesus, are Lord. Praise be to Your name.
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