This article was written in February of 2016 by Daniel Rusk
Today I got up early in the morning and began with praise. Our prayer life is the key to our walk, so as I woke to my senses, I began to move towards my knees. It is in God's presence that our lives are perfected. It is this precept I see consistently in every man of God from Noah to modern day saints like E.M. Bounds, A.W. Tozer or George Mueller. People who claim it doesn't take a long time or make other similar statements never make any lasting impact in life. Whatever you set your hands to do, do with all your might...
I took the train downtown, in this time I listened to some praise music and studied the Word. A wise man taught me about headphones and the 'unavailability' that they portray to others. So upon arriving I put my headphones away. It's important when doing outreach to consider all the messages you are sending. Clothing, hygiene and posture everything says something, so we should make sure there are no conflicting messages. Again, people who argue against these things as unimportant don't get far. Yes, ultimately it's your heart that counts but no one will get to the heart if the outside is a mess.
I passed out tracts as I went to gather my fruit to pass out. When all other things out of the way it is good to get the real task at hand which is loving people. As I walk I try to be sensitive to each and every person in the field of my vision. The prayer that began at home in secret is now continuing as I walk. Remember, it is not God's will that any should perish. Right now is an opportunity to keep that from happening to someone who is within your reach. An anointed word, encouragement or question may make all the difference all we have to be is available.
Passing out food is a blessing especially in a busy place, it enables you to start conversations with not only the persons receiving the food, but all that are around. It causes people to watch, it had started raining so many people were gathered under the awning of Grady Hospital. Half the food was given away there, and as we waited out the rain, it was a good conversation.
After that I went around the corner to the School of Law GA State and preached my first sermon this was about 9 am. The text was from Hebrews 4 and the theme was rest. I spoke of the temporary nature of trouble as opposed to salvation which is forever. We can't let the rain stop us, Jesus warned us there will be trouble, rather we should take comfort knowing He has overcome the world.
When I felt the spirit lead me I left and passed out the rest of my food and stopped for lunch. I went back to the same corner for a second sermon. This time the theme was obedience and the text was from Genesis 8. God spoke to Noah because he was obedient and faithful. If we would only seek to be like Noah...
My Pastor spoke to me even this morning, saying, if we would learn to be obedient we would do like early church did and the world would be turned upside down. Who knows the difference you can make? If only we would WALK about Jesus.
I am only a brother...
Can I tell you about my elder brother Jesus?