When does ‘sharing God’ with someone actually get in the way of God?
That line even sounds weird: ‘Sharing God with people.’ What does that even mean? I have a friend named Adrian, but I don’t ‘share Adrian’ with other people, do I?
I mean, I love introducing people to Adrian. I know they’ll instantly feel cared for. If they’re around Adrian long enough, they will become better kinds of people. It’s just kind of what Adrian…does.
In that sense I like spreading the good news about Adrian. I like seeing how Adrian enhances other people’s lives. That’s how I ‘share Adrian.’
Think about the people that you enjoy. What is it about them that attracts you to them?
“You have to meet this guy. He’s hilarious.”
“I’ve got to get you two together—she’s absolutely brilliant.”
Ever have that moment when you just know that two people need to meet? Ever feel that way about God and someone you know? I mean, what are you sharing when you share God with someone? Condemnation? Arrogance? Contemporary Christian music??
A few of my favorite things about God:
-God is the one who hands out second [and third, and fourth…] chances.
-God is the voice in your head that’s honest rather than cynical [or worse] flattering.
-God is the one promising that tomorrow can be better than today and God is the one challenging us to risk to make sure that it is.
-God is the one who tells me that I have more in common with the poor than I think, and my life is enhanced when I take time to enhance their lives.
Ever meet people who need a second [or third] chance? Ever meet someone who needs to know that tomorrow can be better than today? Know anyone that has too many cynics in their head? Or needs to be challenged to take the important risks that make them more empowered, proactive and compassionate human beings?
I’m discovering that God is really great at all that stuff.
Which is why I’m beginning to love it when people meet Him.
P.S. To learn more about Adrian, check out his website at www.servela.org