A few weeks later, at the airport with my four travelling companions, I waited prayerfully for my boarding pass. When I received it, I was seated nowhere near them but near the back of the plane.
As I took my seat, I noticed the woman beside me.
That sparked her interest.
I found out that she’d been on a months-long trip around the world and after Los Angeles, she was travelling home to Australia.
Our conversation flowed naturally. I was on that plane to tell her about Jesus and I knew it.
About forty minutes from the L.A. Airport, my new friend asked how it was possible to know Jesus.
She said yes. We joined hands. I led her in a brief prayer; she repeated the words after me:
Lord Jesus, I give my whole life to you from this day forward. Please come into my heart and forgive my sins. Amen.
When we landed, I introduced her to my friends and told them about her decision for Christ. A short time later, we hugged goodbye. I never saw her again. But, I will – on that great day when Jesus returns.
When we pray, God speaks to us. We tell him what’s on our hearts and He shares His heart with us. His heart is always, always longing for people to know Him.
When you pray, remember to listen.
God is speaking.
One night the Lord said to Paul, in a vision, “Have no fear, but speak, and do not be silent.” Acts 18:9
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