I just finished talking with a public school teacher who is a Christian. She has an amazing testimony! For 31 years she was in the church, she read the Bible, memorized Bible verses, knew the Romans Road, even evangelized the lost. Yet she was not saved herself. About a year ago, on MotherÃ¢â?¬â?¢s Day, she heard a sermon and God convicted her that she did not truly know Him. She repented, broken and weeping, fell on her face and received Jesus as Savior and Lord of her life. She has been a government school teacher for a number of years but knew that the Enemy would be seeking to destroy her after her conversion. This is her first year as a delegate for her school and her first visit to the NEA convention.
She literally came up to our booth weeping. She was so overjoyed to see this light in the midst of the extreme darkness that she was brought to tears. Jenna Dee Martin and I spoke with her for a good while, encouraging one another to continue our bold stand for Jesus Christ. She has been in shock and deeply downcast the last two days since coming to the NEA. Every morning she has heard from the NEA leadership that the Ã¢â?¬Ë?right-wing, conservative fundamentalistsÃ¢â?¬â?¢ are trying to destroy the NEA. She has walked around and seen the Ã¢â?¬Ë?Gay, Lesbian, Bi-Sexual, TransgenderÃ¢â?¬? booth, the Ã¢â?¬Å?Health ServicesÃ¢â?¬? booth passing out items they should not be, etc. Her spirit has been provoked and almost despairing. She came to tears numerous times in our short conversation because of joy that the Lord has a remnant. That the Lord still is reaching out to a disobedient and obstinate people with stretched out arms. Please pray for her and other Christians like her in the school system. This young Christian is bold and is striving to teach Ã¢â?¬Ë?in the name of JesusÃ¢â?¬â?¢ in her work.
Please pray that Christians everywhere would stop being Ã¢â?¬Ë?Sunday onlyÃ¢â?¬â?¢ believers. God has called us to be lights in the midst of darkness. It seems that many Christians have a tendency to turn up their light on Sundays, but Monday through Friday turn it down. But we are not called to dim our light for the sake of keeping a job or pragmatics. Jesus called us to let our light shine brightly all the time. Mt 5:14-16 Ã¢â?¬Å?You are the light of the world. A city set on a hill cannot be hidden; nor does anyone light a lamp and put it under a basket, but on the lampstand, and it gives light to all who are in the house. Let your light shine before men in such a way that they may see your good works, and glorify your Father who is in heaven.Ã¢â?¬? Whether we are public school teachers or working in the office or jobsite or wherever, let us shine brightly and be consistent witnesses for Jesus' sake. Praise God for this bold school teacher we talked with and thank the Lord for giving AiG the opportunity to serve Him here at the NEA.