If you know me, you know that I love all of the fantastic songs we sing at Gateway Church. So when you read the title to this post, you were absolutely not surprised by what I called it. This post was obviously prompted in my head this morning whilst listening to "Every Day I Live" written by Klaus Kuehn and Thomas Miller. The song got me thinking. The more I listened to the words, the more I realized that it was exactly how I feel about telling others about Jesus.
The song goes, "Every heartbeat wants to know You Now I live to make You known I wanna show the world You are the god that saved my soul". Just like that! There is really no other way I can think to say it. God did indeed save my soul! He deeply desires an intimate relationship with all of us, so I want to tell everyone!
Thankfully, the opportunity to illuminate one of the darkest, most fallen places has come. West Hollywood. I haven't brought up the matter here, but let's just say that there's a mere week before me. I personally believe that Los Angeles, or the City of Angels, is not so angelic at the moment. Yes, California is absolutely gorgeous, but think about how corrupt it is. Don't think too hard it's quite heart-breaking. My point is, I'm going to be there in the midst of many lost souls, and I want to do something. I want those Californians to see the Light in me. I want to share this thirst I have, thirst for the Lord God Almighty!
There is one problem, unfortunately, I'm a tad shy, hence the name "The Introverted Evangelist". What can somebody as timid as this do? Well, just as the song says, "I will sing for Your glory, shout out Your praises Every day I live, every day I live 'Til the world hears Your story, I'll shout out Your glory Every day I live, every day I live for You". I was made a vessel. I am a vessel of God's love, or at least, that's what I strive to be. So, I'm going to have to sock my sheepish ways and go be the extroverted evangelist for a few days!
-The Introverted Evangelist