Monday, January 15, 2007

have you ever.....

have you ever met someone that you could tell wanted help, or friends, or acceptance?
have you ever felt like God wanted you to be the person to give them what they are looking for?
have you ever had to leave that person for a while? and when you come back, you realize that they made some bad choices?
have you ever felt like if you were there, maybe you could've stopped them from doing whatever it was that they did?
have you ever been bitter cause you weren't there to try to help?
have you ever watched other people give up on that person, even though they said they cared and wanted to help?
have you ever wondered why you were the only one left caring?
have you ever felt helpless while you watch things go from bad to worse? but you can't be there anymore to try to help?
have you ever felt the sorrow of loosing contact with that person? and wondering what is happening with them now?
have you ever felt anger when you come back and say something about her, and someone cracks a joke about her, or says something rude or stupid?
have you ever felt the joy of getting back in contact with her?
have you ever felt like maybe you've been given another chance with her while you talk for a few hours?
have you ever realized that she still doesn't have Jesus Christ in her life yet?
have you ever realized that if she dies, she will go to hell?
have you ever thought that maybe you could be the one to show her the way? to help her realize the truth?
have you ever thought about the celebration that takes place in Heaven everytime a new person decides to accept the Jesus Christ's atoning blood to wash away their sins? when they decide to surrender their life to God to do whatever He wills with it?
have you ever cried because you wanted so much for her to be the one that they celebrate about in Heaven?
have you ever prayed frevently that she would accept Christ?
have you ever prayed fervently that if at all possible, you would be there when she finally accepts Christ?
have you ever.....


Blogger jonhaynie said...

Wow, Joe. This entry is... powerful.

Yeah, I've lived that... not easy, is it? I'll say a prayer.

Tuesday, January 16, 2007 8:38:00 PM  
Anonymous Kate said...

"The prayer of a righteous person has great power as it is working." Ja. 5:16. Keep praying, Joe.

BTW-You're high school's coming here tomorrow. Thought you might like to know. Hope you're doing okay.

Thursday, January 18, 2007 7:12:00 PM  
Blogger yoshi said...

what's my high school doing up there? a wrestling tourny or something?

Friday, January 19, 2007 12:54:00 AM  
Anonymous Kate said...

yup. didn't see any names I recognized, but anyone you want me to say hi to? i'll find out how they do and let you know.

Friday, January 19, 2007 7:41:00 PM  
Anonymous Kate said...

Hey, you're guys did all right. A couple of them took third. Oh, and their bus broke down. (Yeah, I talked to a Mrs. Leffew a lot, since I was working the main desk helping her figure things out.) SHe seemed nice. :) Have a great week.

Sunday, January 21, 2007 3:34:00 PM  
Anonymous aly c. said...

been there joe. i know how ya feel .. hang in there and wait for God to do His work...sometimes he just wants patience...

Thursday, January 25, 2007 4:33:00 PM  
Blogger julio said...

youre pritty awsome dude. ive thought alot about what we've talked about this and i gotta tell you that i got nothin but respect for you. next time you talk tell her i said hi and ill be praying for both of you.

Thursday, January 25, 2007 8:08:00 PM  

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