First, I need to apologize for being silent. I have been on the road much these last 3 weeks, and then when I arrived home in Dnipro, my internet hasn’t been working properly.
Are you an introvert or an extrovert? How many “friends” do you have? How often do you connect with your good friends?
If you know me at all, you know that I’m an extrovert. I would say that 15 years ago I would have been off the chart extrovert! However, I feel that has somewhat modified and while I’m still an extrovert, I do cherish my “alone” times.
So, being an American and an extrovert, I have “lots” of friends. And many of them I try to connect with as often as possible.
I meet with two young men weekly when I’m in Dnipro. It is a joy to hear their stories of how God is working in their lives. This past week, one shared with me that he is using a Bible reading plan and invited a couple of his friends to join him. They are now meeting together to discuss what they are reading.
The other young man shared with me that he reads the Bible in the morning and evening. I don’t know how he has time as he is a medical student! And that he is reading the Bible in English! Boy, did that convict me. My former supervisor long ago encouraged me to do that. I just have never been able to get to that level of comfort.
Then, in my conversations with colleagues, I heard how one is being challenged to have a passion for prayer. Another is being challenged in discipleship.
Life is happening all around us. Whether we are an introvert or extrovert, we as believers need to be engaged with those around us. Friends or acquaintances are waiting to hear the Good News.. and they will only hear if we are willing to speak. Take time to make life happen.