Contagious Faith – When Curt Broke
Key Bible Verse: Live such good lives among the pagans that, though they accuse you of doing wrong, they may see your good deeds and glorify God on the day he visits us. – 1 Peter 2:12
Bonus Reading: Philippians 2:14-16
Richard is a developer of condominiums. His partner, Curt, enjoyed working with him because he knew Richard could be trusted. But in spite of Richard’s faith, character and strong family relationships, Curt was not interested in spiritual matters.
Richard knew better than to force the issue. For nine years he just continued to live the life and pray for Curt. Finally, on a business trip out west, Curt turned to Richard and blurted out, “I became a Christian.”
Curt’s family had been slowly spiraling toward disaster for years. When he was forced to hospitalize his son for an addiction, he broke. But throughout the breaking process he had watched Richard and his family. Now he knew his best option was to ask God for help.
Today Curt and his family are making huge strides towards putting things back together. Curt never misses church and reads everything Richard puts into his hands. His son is out of the hospital. He and his wife are rebuilding their marriage.
– Andy Stanley in Visioneering
Personal Challenge: Make time to maintain relationships with work colleagues; they may be what gives your career divine potential.
Thought to Apply: What other people think of me is becoming less and less important; what they think of Jesus because of me is critical. – Cliff Richard (English Pop Singer)
Adapted from Visioneering (Multonomah, 1999)
Prayer: God, help me to live my life to shine as a light for You.