I was out in front of my home enjoying the fall afternoon, as my 4 year old played happily with the neighbor girl, and another neighbor's cat. Waiting for my older 2 to walk home from school, I heard a woman call my name. I turned around to behold a lovely woman with whom I used to attend church with. We approached one another and paid our greetings. However, what ensued, was a surprise to me.
This was yet another one of those times when I had to explain why I no longer attended that church, along with why I no longer attend ANY church. I cut to the chase and didn't mince words. What can I say? I gotta be real. So I just told the bold, honest to goodness truth.If it ain't Jesus plus nothing, I don't want it. Amazingly, she was very receptive to what I had to share, and we ended up deeply engaged in rich conversation.
I found myself eagerly and passionately sharing many elements of the beauty of the Gospel in it's blatant truth. YES!! I was invigorated, too hot to handle! If you would have touched me you would have sizzled. Ahahaha!! The Gospel really is just such GOOD NEWS!! I simply cannot help but speak of all that God has shown me. It's compelling for sure, to say the very least. I was simply jazzed that someone actually wanted to hear. Truly sucked up the life in my very words. How cool is that!!!
Needless to say, when all was said and done, I was quite HIGH. I came into my house quite elated and began to dance around as happy as a clam. This is what Peter and John must have felt like when they shared all that they had seen and heard. Totally compelled by a fire that burns within. I am bursting with life to share with the world, aren't you?!!!!!!!!!!