They talked about where they grew up, about their children, their career aspirations, their hobbies. They talked about where they would like to travel, aging parents, someday becoming grandparents, retirement. It was a lovely discussion. Each lady engaged, leaned in, and over time at ease.
The lady with the ulterior motive eventually turned the discussion to her faith. She eased into a discussion of her relationship with her church. She spoke of her women's small group and she even gradually, carefully, purposely spoke of the importance of prayer in her life. She had come to introduce Christ into the life of this other person she had only once before met. She came because she was led by Jesus to do so.
The other lady admitted that she does not have a relationship with Christ, does not read the bible and does not know how to pray. She simply felt lost and at times empty.
So they prayed together. Two ladies with common interests. Two women who love their children, who want more from their careers, who would like to travel more. Ladies who met in the middle for coffee, each coming from different starting points. Ladies who leaned in, felt a common connection and put each other at ease.
They agreed to see one another again soon. And one of these ladies found a new women's group that meets its members at their starting point wherever that starting point might be.
The saved woman, the one who knows Christ, the one who was somewhat reluctant to keep this meeting appointment because something inside her felt uncomfortable was so glad she did. She was obedient to God's call on her life and went where she was led. She met God half way and HE did the rest.
Matthew 28:19-20 NKJV“Go therefore and make disciples of all the nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit, teaching them to observe all things that I have commanded you; and lo, I am with you always, even to the end of the age.”
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