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“God rewrote the text of my life when I opened the book of my heart to His eyes.”
(Psalm 18:24 The Message)
I have a bold and beautiful friend who is on fire for Jesus! I am in awe of the way she unashamedly shares her faith. She invited me to a large outdoor Christian festival and concert and four of us traipsed across the city for a fun girl’s night out.
The invitation to accept Jesus was given and the response was overwhelming! In fact, they had so much response that they didn’t have enough counselors to speak to all who were responding. They made a plea to the crowd that if you can talk someone through salvation, to please come help. My friend immediately got up to go. The rest of us were not so quick to join in but after a little plea I decided to go with her. My doubts and fears were escalating and my stomach was a bit queasy. What if I didn’t say the right thing? What if I failed? There would be eternal consequences here and I needed to measure up.
When we got up to the front, we saw that there was an aisle that lead into a roped off area in front of the stage. We were told that responders must come into that area before we could counsel them. A little boy of about ten years old came up the aisle with his father but stopped directly at the line between the aisle and the roped off area of the stage. Being the structured rule-bound girl I am, in my heart I was praying for him to step over that line and holding my hand out toward him but didn’t make a move in his direction. Somehow in my mind, I had equated this line to be the difference between a decision made for or against salvation in Jesus. A decision he needed to make that I couldn’t make for him. Time seemed to stand still as each second felt eternal while I waited for this boy to step over that proverbial line.
It must have only been a few seconds before my friend stepped out over the line in his direction and bent down on his level to pray with him and lead him to Christ! I am in awe of all God did! I learned from my friend that day to not be limited by my perception of man’s rule and to always take the step toward what I know to be His will.
Christian vocalist and speaker Lori Kennedy believes in sharing the gifts and talents in which Christ has blessed her. Authenticity, transparency, and vulnerability are imperative to touching hearts for the Lord. As a survivor of childhood sexual abuse from those in authority over her outside of her family of origin, Lori has had to overcome much to fulfill the destiny that God created just for her!