Previous Challenge Entry (Level 1 – Beginner)
Topic: Risk (05/17/12)
TITLE: The American Dream
LEAVE COMMENT ON ARTICLE
SEND A PRIVATE COMMENT
ADD TO MY FAVORITES
One day John decided to take a risk. He caught George for a moment and pulled him aside.
John sincerely asked, “George, what is it that makes you so happy all the time?”
George smiled graciously and answered, “My friend, I am glad you finally took the risk to ask. You see, John, 5 years ago I put my faith in Jesus Christ. Before that I was close to bankruptcy and a divorce and a friend shared with me his faith in Jesus so I gave Him a shot. At the time I just figured I had nothing to lose, what the heck. But it opened a whole new world to me John. The hole in my heart was overflowing and many things in my life began falling into place. I got involved with a good church and volunteered for many ministries there and even got to go on a church building ministry in Costa Rica and there I witnessed to suffering hurting people which confirmed to me that Jesus is alive and working in the world. It was a risk worth taking and now I got my life back. My house was saved by an attorney friend in the church and I worked out things with my wife and we even have a new baby. You see John, Jesus is worth the risk. I had nothing to lose. You have nothing to lose. He paid all our debt for our sin on the cross and we just have to believe in Him to receive eternal life. We have nothing further to fear. Put Jesus first and everything else in life will fall into place. He loves you man, and if you take the risk and turn your life over to him you will never be sorry.”
John listened intently. He wanted this Jesus for himself and his family. But what did he have to do besides take the risk? He was willing to take the risk but how did he begin?
So he asked George, “Where do I start? What do I do about my family? What if they are not receptive to Jesus?”
George replied, “Faith John, simple faith.” George got out the Bible and shared John 3:16 with John, “For God so loved the world that who ever believes in him shall not perish but have eternal life.” George also shared many versus from the book of Romans that some people refer to as the Roman’s road. John realized he needed to turn his life over to Christ and then share this faith with his family.
George asked John one last question. “John, are you ready to pray and receive Christ in your heart?”
John said, “Yes I believe I am.”
George and John prayed and John received Christ in his heart. Afterwards, John felt overwhelmed with excitement. He wanted to scream from the mountain tops that he was free. He took the risk and now his heart was full and his soul was overflowing with love and compassion. He went home that night and asked his family if they wanted to be full of love and be freed from their sin. He witnessed to his wife and kids and they all decided to follow Jesus. They talked and agreed they should find a church to get involved with. Now John was totally living the American dream. He now had everything he could ever want or need. Jesus Christ fulfilled his yearning heart and soul. He was so glad he took the risk and spoke to George that morning. Even though physically he had all he needed, the risk turned out to be the greatest love of his life.
The opinions expressed by authors may not necessarily reflect the opinion of FaithWriters.com.
If you died today, are you absolutely certain that you would go to heaven? You can be right now. CLICK HERE
JOIN US at FaithWriters for Free. Grow as a Writer and Spread the Gospel.