Mark 16:15 states, “GO ye into all the world and preach the gospel to every creature.” The first time that I was introduced to soul-winning in a Rodney Howard-Browne meeting, I was terrified. I could not think about walking up to someone and talking to them, NO WAY!, not me. But as time went on, I decided that it was time to obey the word of the Lord, and try this “GO YE.”
I remember the day that I walked up to that laundry mat, shaking at my knees. I saw a lady with her two small children sitting at a table folding her clothes. I went up to her and introduced myself . I sat down at the table and asked if she would like some help folding her clothes. As I did, the Holy Spirit came upon me and I felt an overwhelming peace. I began to ask her and her children if anyone ever told them that God loved them and had an awesome plan for their lives. Very shyly, she responded with a “no”. I began to give her some scriptures on what the Bible reads. I shared with her that “All of us has sinned and fallen short of the glory of God. That the wages of our sin is death…BUT the gift of God is eternal life!” As I proceeded, I asked her if she would like to receive Christ as her Lord and Savior. And she did! I could not believe that it was that easy.
That evening I felt something that I had never felt before. I realized that this life is not about ME, but it is all about HIM! All that I could think was how will people know unless I tell them? That night at the laundry mat, I got a passion for souls. I could not believe that their were actually people in my neighborhood that had never heard about Him. When I saw people, it was no longer about me and how I felt, but it was all about HIM! Just the thought of knowing, that God could use me to take someone out of the pit of hell and give them an opportunity to know Him as their Lord and Savior. If He can use me, He definitely use you.