It’s not really random. It’s part of a natural conversation. And it just falls out. There was no nerve in it really. A bit perhaps, but I covered it a little with “I don’t know how long I have to live, but I think this is the most important question I can ask.”
Or, I feel a little awkward asking this but … and then letting out an obvious question. It seems like the most natural thing to ask. The ball then bounces in their court.
But as I write this, I realize that none of this was too planned. It worked for those moments.
The next time will be different.
Perhaps a key is to be willing to dialogue and let the Holy Spirit fill in the blanks.
And be honest. It’s refreshingly well received.
I am wondering what my goal is as I write this.
I think I want to get people talking to Jesus. I have never really defined it. Before now.
I think the bottom line is that I want to point people to Jesus.
But a bit of back story. I think for years I wanted to do this but never had the courage to come right out. Or the confidence.
In late summer I heard a sermon one night with a message. “Tomorrow, ask the Lord who you can be an encouragement to.”
So as I left my house in the wheelchair next morning I asked the Lord.
I think I felt a tug — oh such a small one as if to say did that really happen at all? — to go to a certain place. It seemed ridiculous. No one ever goes there.
But I went there and within 6 minutes I was in a conversation.
It happened most days after for awhile, then the cold and now the snow have come.
What I am saying is that I am no pro, and I have failed so much. And suddenly this happened for a month and a bit. It was easy and fun really. But the effort was not mine, I think.
Now there is winter. New challenges. I did suddenly make four or five short recent YouTube videos. I found that relaxing and honest too.
I think the tenor is the same, if you want to take a look/listen.
This should take you there (though it’s not official in name - yet) - https://www.youtube.com/michaelbonner1952 I have to get 100 subscribers before I can really use it. But it works if you use it as an url (not in YouTube search)
Click on videos and it’s the last five plus Wally2, the seventh.
They were naturally put together without effort. There was, though. desire.
Would welcome any feedback. I don’t really know if what I am doing is good. Thanks.