They Will Remember

by Katherine Kehler

It is the same with my word. I send it out, and it always produces fruit. It will accomplish all I want it to, and it will prosper everywhere I send it.”  Isaiah 55:11

Have you ever been discouraged after witnessing to someone and they didn’t seem interested?  This story may encourage you:

We were at a wedding reception.  A man about my age came up to me and asked if I remembered him.  Not only did I not know him, he didn’t even look familiar.  After playing the guessing game for a while, he told me he had been my neighbor when I was a young girl.  Now there were two things I remembered about that family.  One, his foster mother was my piano teacher and two; they had a vicious dog that scared the life out of me every time I went for my piano lesson.

He (Ted) told me that I had witnessed to him and his buddy at a bus stop.  To my surprise, he repeated exactly what I had told them years ago that early morning while waiting for the bus.  He remembered everything I had said about Jesus!  I was amazed.

They didn’t receive Christ that day, but later in life they both did become Christians.

What truly amazed me about that conversation at the wedding reception was the fact that he still remembered the words of witness God had spoken through me.  A miracle.  But now that I think back, I can clearly recall the summer, on a Saturday afternoon, when my Sunday school teacher gave our class the opportunity to ask Jesus into our lives.  I remember what he told us.

People won’t forget when you talk with them about your faith.  Someone once told me, “Success in witnessing is simply sharing Christ in the power of the Holy Spirit and leaving the results to God.” We are just His messengers. Bringing Good News.

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7 Responses to They Will Remember

  1. Sue Tholken says:

    I was trilled one day when a girl I hardly knew came up to me and said” I want what you have” . She was a church goer who had never given her heart to Jesus and so that day she started a journey which led to Bible study and she led many others to Jesus. She died a very young woman of breast cancer but the point is we never know who, when or where God will use us to bring salvation to someone we hardly even know. Always be prepared, He may need our hands and feet to enlarge the kingdom, Praise be to God

  2. Bb says:

    What a blessing…
    I love this story and I pray I help someone as you
    Have helped me and others ..
    God bless you !!

  3. Powerful messages. Thank you, such messages will take most people to different heights with Jesus!

  4. Stephen Bernard says:

    Yes, Sister Katherine, two of those seeds you had sowed fell on a good ground! Praise the Lord.!
    Probably more of those seeds you had sowed might be producing fruits manifold, still to appear before you. may the Lord bless you to sow more of His Good News.

    Thank you, its encouraging!

  5. Douglas R. Dawson says:

    just deliver the message,the power of god will do the rest.

  6. Annie says:

    That is the sweetest message. Just planting the seeds is a great start. I have lived in Costa Rica for 17 years. In my small village, I invite many people to my Church. Recently, we seem to be having a jungle revival where many people are accepting Christ and joining the Church. People that I invited years ago are finally coming. Your message gave me such joy and strength. God bless You.

  7. sobhi malas says:

    “Success in witnessing is simply sharing Christ in the power of the Holy Spirit and leaving the results to God.” We are just His messengers. Bringing Good News.
    Amen .

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