Read it!: II Samuel 18
The king asked, “Is the young man Absalom safe?”
Ahimassz answered, “I saw great confusion just as Joab was about to send the king’s servant and me, your servant, but I don’t know what it was.”
Think it through:
Um, yes, he did. He knew exactly what it was.
Ahimaaz heard from Joab himself that King David’s son was dead, and despite the bad news he begged to make his report to the king. He was standing in front of King, breathless with the exertion of getting there first, and he basically wimped out.
I wimp out, too. Recently I had a medical test at a new doctor’s office. I was in a small room for three hours, chatting with a young medical technician who didn’t seem to know the Lord. I tried to be a fantastic listener, prayed for an opening, and then brought Jesus up every subtle way I knew how:
What do I do? I’m a Christian public speaker and author…
You like guinea pigs? My friend at church likes guinea pigs…
You like to crochet? I’m really enjoying this group at my church that crochets prayer shawls…
She gently steered the conversation to other topics (although whether or not this was on purpose I can’t say for sure). Midway through the test, I was making plans to give her my card and offer to join her at our church’s neighboring campus. By the end of the test, I was a bit dazed and confused and walked out of the office without doing any such thing.
I wimped out!
Live it like you mean it:
Have you wimped out on anything recently? Failed to share God’s love with someone? Most likely, it’s not too late… join me today in addressing the oversight.
My daughter just walked in and asked, “Mom, how do you spell ‘courage’?” Well, today I’m going to spell it with a letter to the medical technician, telling her how much I enjoyed meeting her and making that offer.
Lift it up:
Jesus, I know that there is nothing more important than bringing people to you. Nothing. Please help me in my weakness. Help me to be bold for you! Amen.
Tell Me About It:
How are you going to spell “courage” today?
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