Rather than starting the final chapter of Ephesians and then not posting again until Monday, I’ve decided to take a little break this morning. Not sure where I’ll end up, but I do want to share a highlight of my week with you.
One of the best things about working in a Christian counseling office is that I get to open my Bible with my clients and give them the best counsel there is. On Tuesday, I saw a young woman for the second time. She is probably heading for divorce, and she’s hurting. She was referred to me by a pastor I’ve known for years, and when he called me about seeing her, he expressed his hope that I’d be able to reach her with the gospel.
I never force-feed my faith. Most people who come to our office know that it’s a Christian office. In fact, that is often the reason they chose us. I always ask, during a first session, if the person was aware that we’re a Christian office, and if it’s okay with them for me to use the Bible in our work together. In over 15 years, I’ve had only one person choose to leave because he did not know our practice was faith-based.
Most of my clients are happy for me to pray briefly before we start, and this new young woman was no exception. When I finished, she looked up and asked me, “How do you know to pray like that? Like, you just talk to God as if He really knows you.”
Well. She opened the door, and you can believe I walked right through it! What a privilege to lead a soul to Christ, and this girl was more than ready. She asked intelligent questions as we talked, and it didn’t take long at all before she was ready and willing to accept Jesus Christ as her Savior.
What a great way to start my work week! How cool is it that I get to do this work, and have had the privilege of seeing several of my clients come to the Lord.
I had a client recently tell me that she thinks I’ve led a charmed life. While I assured her that my life has been far from perfect, I have to agree that, while I wouldn’t use the word charmed, I would certainly use the word blessed.
And I am thankful.