Pam’s Journey – Day 7
Miles walked: 13
Miles remaining: 987
Days remaining: 358
The OKC Prayer Walk was AWESOME! It wasn’t at all what any of us expected.. it was so much more. It was way out of our comfort zone but exactly where we needed to be. As Kristen and Tasha have described in their blogs this week, it was simply an amazing thing. Truly Inspiring. Life Changing.
BOLDNESS isn’t one of my gifts. I can be BOLD about my love to my daughter and family, I can pray BOLDLY in the solitude of my home (not in public..yet), I can show BOLDNESS in my sincere empathy to the patients at my work and in my personal friendships. But to speak BOLDLY, in public, about anything…it is not a natural God given gift. So, to hear a young man (a 16 yr old boy) speak so BOLDLY to strangers in an area of OKC that isn’t known for its welcoming hospitality, it touched me. Deeply.
As we walked NE OKC, handing out bibles and inviting everyone that we came across to the OKC Prayer Walk cookout and worship, I started hearing, “Sir, Sir…Can I interest you in some Jesus today?”. Chris would head across the street, up a driveway, or around a building to hand out his bibles and invite people to come worship.
I’ve only known Chris for a short time, about 3 months. He came into my life as an enemy because he is my daughter’s boyfriend. Every boyfriend is an enemy to an overprotective mom! In the 3 months that I’ve known Chris, he has overcome some big obstacles and has made huge efforts to change his life. He has kicked some addictions – Addictions that he told me he couldn’t quit, couldn’t do it and I didn’t understand how hard it was. Then, the next time I saw him, he had quit. This same boy, this young man, was BOLDLY sharing and introducing strangers to Christ!
How awesome would it be if we could all be so BOLD? That’s my goal…along with walking 1000 miles with Him. I’m praying for BOLDNESS, not just for me but for all Christians to share their Jesus! I don’t think I’m meant to be a BOLD speaker like Christopher; otherwise, God would have given me a voice louder than the clickity click clicking of my keyboard. I believe that I’m meant to be BOLD in my actions. BOLD in raising my daughter to share God with her friends and giving them the encouragement to fight the pressures that are thrown at them every day. BOLD in my supporting role to those who do have the BOLD voice. I think we can all use some BOLDNESS for our God.
We expected the OKC Prayer Walk to be our mile one on this special journey. It was so much more. Our walk has begun. It’s a new thing, a new day, a new walk. It’s a walk with a purpose.. A walk with Jesus. 1000 deliberate miles with Jesus, in 365 days. Today is day 7.
Can I interest YOU in some Jesus today?