“When you’re not welcome you don’t hang around” – Cher

When I first came to know Jesus I felt that everyone needed to discover that God loves them just as they are, and that He died so we could spend forever with Him and Him with us.

Twenty-nine years later I still believe that.

The difference is that now I don’t also DEMAND that everyone discover that God loves them.  Jesus said that if you are persecuted in one city, flee to the next.  He did not say to stay and fight and impose your will on them.  Jesus respects our right to choose to enter a relationship with Him of our own free will or to choose to reject a relationship with Him by that same free will.  He gave us that right.  And it is the cornerstone upon which a love relationship is built (or conversely, self-destruction begins).

“Do not give what is holy to the dogs; nor cast your pearls before swine, lest they trample them under their feet, and turn and tear you in pieces.” – Jesus, Mathew 7:6

I have experienced the above verse.  God gave me a window to reach someone I love, with God’s love, because I begged Him.  That person listened, did not believe, but did not attack me.  A week later I tried again, this time God was clearly warning me not to talk to them about Jesus.  I ignored His warnings and as soon as I brought up Jesus, I was scathingly attacked with all the fury of Satan.  Jesus protected me from the attack but it was a very scary and humiliating lesson.

Now I tell God I want to want whatever He wants and to lead me to someone today who wants to know Him.

He answers that prayer every time.

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