Wednesday, May 31, 2006

Whispered Into The Kingdom

I read in an article that the gradual process is the way in which the majority of people discover God and the average time taken is about four years: missional models (or models of evangelism) which can help people along the pathway are needed. So the implication is that most people are whispered into the kingdom slowly and graciously. Therefore a spirituality of engagement is important.

Do you agree?

13 comments:

Amanda said...

Yes, I agree and much of the time four years is short in comparison! Patience and gently gently are the most important attitudes.

Will said...

Absolutely. What is really becoming apparent in this whole thing of heling peoplt to connect with God is that they end up connecting with Him through connecting with other people in deepening relationships. This takes time. When we try to rush it, we tend to break it. I love your way of putting it, "Whispering them in..."

simon said...

Young people may take shorter time.

Kitty Cheng said...

Amanda, you are right! We need to be patient and gentle. Four years compared to eternity is really not that long!

Kitty Cheng said...

Will, that's so true. We need to be God's embassador and representative. Through our relationships with not-yet Christian friends, they can connect with God. We are the light of the world, and the salt of the earth.

Kitty Cheng said...

Simon, I believe that compared to adults, it might take shorter term for young people to get to know God. That's why this four year period is only an average time.

Hey brother keep on reaching young people for the Lord.

An Ordinary Christian said...

Certainly true with the people in my life that I knew before I became a Christian (except not in my personal case).

audrey` said...

Hey Kitty
I love the title very much
"Whispered into the Kingdom"
It sounds so cool and true.

May you continue to shine for our Heavenly Father :)
A job well-done!

Kitty Cheng said...

Hey Andrea, so how long did it take you in your personal case?

Kitty Cheng said...

Hey Audrey, let's whisper our not-yet Christian friends into the Kingdom. Thanks for your encouragement :)

Kc said...

I tend to perceive evangelism as establishing a means of communication. God uses us to deliver the Gospel message, which is the power of salvation. We are the conduits through which the message is relayed. Sometimes there are no obstacles; no walls or no mountains and the transmission can go straight to the intended recipient. Other times there are enormous obstacles and it takes a great amount of effort over time to establish communication with those most secluded persons. We may be only one small part of an enormous relay system that God uses to reach those individuals. What is critical is that the means of transmission remain consistent between relays and love is the current that carries the message from one to the next.

Kitty Cheng said...

Kc, I like what you said about us being the one small part of an enormous relay system that God uses to reach those individuals. And it's so true that love is the current that carries the message from one to the next.

You are so inspiring Kc.

Kitty Cheng said...

Kc, I also think that since our contemporary culture is process-, not event-oriented, evangelsim must be biblically and culturally relevant.