Walmart lovin’

Walmart evangelismI was a little sneaky taking this picture.  It is a rare occasion that we get to take photos of the people we pray for and get to love on.  But I just couldn’t resist.

We decided to invade the Walmart parking lot with Jesus yesterday.  We set up a table and chairs with Gatorade, ice and cookies as a means to pray and be a witness for Jesus to the local Floridians.

Ed and Elizabeth (the folks in this truck above) actually thought we were a homeless family trying to earn a buck on selling Gatorade.  I think he took pity on us.  I guess he doesn’t see too many families handing out free Gatorade and cookies just because.  And then the question that we are always eager to hear and answer…..”Why are you doing this?”

“Because we love Jesus and we want you to know He loves you too.”  This is what we say.  Often it leads to more, sometimes they just smile and nod.

We were actually kicked out of the Walmart parking lot after 3 managers came out to observe what we were doing.  We just smiled at them and asked if they would like a drink and some cookies.  All of them said “no”.  The last one came as the bad guy who came to deliver the news to us.  His reasoning:  we were taking up too many parking spaces.  I think most of you have seen a Walmart parking lot, right?  They are all huge, and half of these parking spaces were empty.  He seemed a little flustered and didn’t really have much more to say to us.

We were bummed at how little time we had there.  But we were also reminded of the verse in 2 Corinthians 8:12:

For if the willingness is there, the gift is acceptable according to what one has, not according to what he does not have.

This is a good one for all of us.  Willingness is key, without it, the Spirit cannot move and work through us.  If we were there just for Ed and Elizabeth, so be it and praise the Lord!



One Response

  1. That’s awesome!

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