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I’ve Never ‘Led’ Anyone to the Lord……and I Ain’t Planning on Doing it Anytime Soon!

18 Nov

And to be even more specific about it….I’m never going to, either! In fact I think it’s ‘flawed’ terminology….I mean, really flawed! Now, keep in mind I didn’t grow up in church but I had a handful of people down through the years try to ‘lead’ me to the Lord. Their methods were, 1)  to scare me with hell by convincing me how bad I was, and that I was going there…. or 2) Give me that speech, “Now if Jesus came tonight….” You’re probably familiar with both of those methods, and you’ve probably heard them both a few times yourself. I guess it comes from someone, somewhere telling them that they needed to get out there and start winning souls….and maybe, just maybe in their warped sense of religious thinking the ‘end’ would, somehow, justify any means to get to the bottom line! And the ‘bottom line’ is to get us to pray that prayer; you know, the Sinner’s Prayer. *(not in the Bible, by the way!) And it always left me thinking, that for me to pray that prayer,….was more for them…..than for me. So they could go tell their friends who ‘they’ led to the Lord and then carve another ‘notch’ in their Bible. Oh, yeah, and those ones who wanted to lead me to the Lord, ……it was those guys that kept me away from the church (it’s a bad excuse) for years! Don’t get me wrong, I didn’t want to go to hell but I really didn’t want to be in a church that made people feel like they made me feel, either!

Jesus didn’t do it that way! Everywhere He went sinners and tax collectors followed. There was something in the ‘atmosphere’ that made them feel ‘valued’! It was agape! …..that unconditional, unadulterated, unfiltered, raw kind of love…of which there is no comparison! 

“No one can come to Me unless the Father who sent Me draws him” – Jesus

So, nope, I’ve never led anyone to the Lord….but I have got to see a bunch of ’em when He ‘led’ ’em by!

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9 responses to “I’ve Never ‘Led’ Anyone to the Lord……and I Ain’t Planning on Doing it Anytime Soon!

  1. Ricke Kirkland

    November 18, 2015 at 8:35 am

    his one really hit home for me today….I so understand the ones keeping me from church part….bad excuse I know, but it does happen. THanks for your words every morning Andy.

     
  2. Damion

    November 18, 2015 at 9:04 am

    Right on!

     
  3. Mark Elmore

    November 18, 2015 at 10:16 am

    Enjoyed another great read Andy!!, and always encouraging!!

     
  4. Martha. Goertzen

    November 18, 2015 at 11:16 am

    Wow!! This sets me free, I have always been told you have to led someone to the Lord, all I have to do is let my light shine in he world and stand up for Jesus,

     
  5. Randy Poff

    November 16, 2016 at 7:02 am

    Awesome Andy!! Love reading your reminders to us all!! Keep it up!!

     

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