A pastor I admire a great deal has coined the phrase “next level-ology.” Today I want to borrow it to make a point for our Keystoners.
Last night at our ‘CG CONNECT’ event I was able to talk to SO MANY people who are new to Keystone. The conversations varied and I truly enjoyed it. Hearing the stories and journeys inspired me greatly.
One talk was LIFE CHANGING. I had the incredible opportunity to lead a first time guest into a relationship with Jesus! Together, with one of our Keystone staff, we prayed through Romans 10:9,10 and she BEGAN her eternal life with Jesus.
As I recounted the event with Susan later, I remembered a pivotal moment in the conversation.
I ASKED THE EXTRA QUESTION.
Here are my questions and how the convo basically unfolded:
- Is church new to you or have you done this before?
- Are there any questions about God that you bring with you here to Keystone?
- Today, did you feel God speaking to you specifically? Did you feel anything?
- What would keep you from crossing the line of faith tonight?
At that point, my guest began bringing some roadblocks to her faith… questions that she hasn’t resolved. I was sure we were off-road into the jungle of apologetics and ALMOST said this:
Keep coming. Keep asking. Keep seeking. God will show himself to you and I will pray for you… Could we pray now?
Instead, our discussion went this way:
You can have a life of faith WITH questions or you can have a life WITHOUT faith WITHOUT questions… I urge you to begin your walk with Jesus TONIGHT.
What would hold you back from beginning a relationship with Jesus TONIGHT?
At that point, she explained that NO ONE HAD EVER TOLD HER HOW!!!! That’s what she wanted all along!
Here is my point: Fearlessly ask the extra question. One more impulse. Go the extra mile.
YOU NEVER KNOW THE IMPACT THAT AWAITS!!!
Thank you Jesus for getting me out of the way. I almost delayed or diverted her searching heart from finding you. Help all of us engage others spiritually to unlock life change!