So shall my word be that goeth forth out of my mouth: it shall not return unto me void, but it shall accomplish that which I please, and it shall prosper in the thing whereto I sent it. Isaiah 55 : 11
I hope you are aware of Dr. David (Paul) Yonggi Cho. He is a Korean Christian Minister. He is a senior pastor and founder of Yoida Full Gospel Church, which is the world's largest church which had 8,30,000 members as of 2007. He wrote a book 'The fourth dimension'. I got a chance to read it and the following text is written by him in that book.
I was dying at the age of 19 because of the incurable Tuberculosis. Doctors said that I had just 3 or 4 months to live, as there was no way to arrest the fast spreading rare disease. Feeling dejected and alone, I was hopeless. I was raised as a Buddhist. When I sensed that my life was going to end, I gave up the hope in Buddha. A high-school girl visited me and began to talk to me about Jesus. She came again and again and talked to me about Christ's virgin birth, His death on a cross for my sin, His resurrection and salvation through grace. But they all seemed non-sense to me. I was very much irritated and rebuked her strongly. She didn't run away or retaliate in anger. She simply knelt down and began to pray with large tears rolling down her cheeks with such a great compassion. I was deeply touched when I saw her tears for me. "Young lady, please don't cry. I'm sorry. I now know about Christian love. Since I'm dying, I'll become a Christian for you." I said to her. She gave me a Bible and said, "Search the Bible. You'll find the words of life if you read it faithfully." She encouraged me to read it from Matthew, as she herself was not having faith that I would finish reading from Genesis to Revelation before I die. I started reading and I was shocked at what I was reading. "Abraham begat Isaac; Isaac begat Jacob; Jacob begat Judas and his brethen." I felt foolish. I closed it and said, "Young lady, I won't read it. This is only a story of one man begetting another. I would rather read a telephone directory." She replied, "Sir, as you read on these names will come to hold a special meaning for you." Encouraged, I began reading the Bible again.
Now I would suggest you to read the introduction of Dr. Cho again.
Is it not amazing? The words of a young girl with such a great love and deep compassion has touched an unknown man and changed him altogether. In my fellowship, this month is declared as the month of Personal Evangelism. Sometimes we may wonder, "Ah, what is going to happen if I say him/her about Christ. He/she is a rigid person I've ever seen, bla bla..." But remember this wonderful life changing incident and the verse Isaiah 55 : 11. It clearly says that the word of our God will never return vain, but it will accomplish the purpose for which it is sent to. Who knows? You can also be a young girl/guy for some other Dr. Cho through the right words spoken at the right time. I believe it is not only the words of the young girl, but also the true compassion she had for Dr. Cho and the desire to proclaim the Lord's love that changed a poorly sickdying Mr. Cho to a healthy pastor who could minister to more than 1 crore members and who is being used across the world today. So speak about the word of God boldly, but with the real burden, love and the compassion. Remember the seed which you sow today in someone's heart will be nourished by our Lord and it would give 100 folds of fruits. Let it raise many servants of God.