Monday, November 2, 2009

Evangelistic Opportunity...not just a fairy tale...

Here are my little trick or treaters. They were the Princess and the Frog Prince...hehehe! MomE sprung for Christmas bags...and the Princess lost her handles about halfway around the cul de sac. Fun times...how often to you get to wear your play clothes outside?
Once you're souped up on candy you have the strength to pull your sister around the house...hahaha! YEAH!

And yes, I'm going to answer the burning question I've been asked multiple times this weekend.

Your kids go trick or treating?

My kids do go trick or treating. After some prayer and consideration we decided that it would be effectively slamming the door on any evangelistic attempts with our neighbors to turn off our lights and pretend we aren't home. We pass out candy bags and tracks (cute ones)...and we get to know our neighbors.

We've even had some great conversations. Some were shocked we let the kids go, too...they said, "Aren't you religious?" That was a great opportunity to say that we aren't religious...we have a personal relationship with Jesus Christ...and "please, let me tell you what that means."

We've built friendships...and they come to us with their prayer requests...cuz they know we pray...and that we believe in prayer. How neat is that? It makes me soooo happy that I open my mouth and ask how they are...and take the time to listen to their problems...and tell them about the power of prayer in my life because of my ALL POWERFUL GOD.

I do have opportunities to express my concerns with Halloween (evil, Satan, scary, etc.) but I have countless more opportunities to share about Jesus Christ. Remember, it's like I said last week...

When talking with sinners the issue is not their present sin but their need of a Savior!


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MomE & Loving It

4 comments:

crittyjoy said...

I really like your thoughts on this. I think Halloween is what we make it. For you it's about letting your children have some fun...and reaching out to your neighbors. I love that.

LOVE your new look....it is fabulous!

Kayren, Pink Daisy Girl said...

Love the new look too...I think it's my favorite you've done (except I do like pics of the kids).

What a wonderful opportunity you've made to share with your neighbors. I think that's so much more important than hiding behind our doors.

Karen said...

Amen...this is a very good perspective....

Anonymous said...

We have taken the same path with you and your bro and have always given treats and tracts throughout our years of marriage and ministry. I'll take opportunities to build into people's lives and even make opportunities! Love, Mom