So here is a little back story before I get on to what I am so stoked about:
I use to think and feel that I had to separate myself from non-christians. I felt that if i didn't separate that one, I wouldn't look like a christian, and two I would stumble away from the love of my life, Jesus. I had experience in this. I have stumbled with unbelievers before, and it sucks. So I began to detach, put myself on a pedestal, and just looked at Jesus.
THE CRAZY THING is that by looking at Jesus he knocked my off my self acquired pedestal. So I began to integrate, to build relationships with, and to love those who believed so differently than me.
I prayed everyday that HE would shine through, and they would see something different in me, something good. I prayed that when I was lacking HE would still shine through, and they wouldn't notice my crapiness, and above all else I prayed that we would OPEN MY MOUTH to speak about Him.
***Well I went to dinner with some girls last night, and although I was still in conflict with my flesh whether I should be there or not, Jesus totally met me where I was and blessed me.
The ladies told me that there was something different about me, they told me I was so genuinely nice and trust worthy, they said I had happiness that was different than others.... And in turn I was able to tell them it was all about Jesus. I even had the opportunity to talk about Jesus a little on the ride home with one of them =).
Maybe it doesn't sound like much, [and it was only one sentence] but for me, a person who is extremely private about her faith, it is a gigantic step. one of the many answered prayers......for Jesus to open my mouth...
sow sow sow.
and He will bring the increase.