Let’s be honest, it’s not always this easy. Most people, repeated enticements of the Spirit notwithstanding, are less than enthused about handing over the reins of their lives to Someone they can’t even see. Therefore, if we hope to reach reachable Rahabs we have to be willing to be rejected most times. Since we can’t predict people’s readiness to receive the truth, we have to risk it and give the Spirit something to work with.
No, it doesn’t always happen quite so easily as in Rahab’s case. But we should give the gospel itself and our personal story a little more credit, and the Spirit’s serenade a little more opportunity to find its way into their consciousness.
– Originally published in Reaching Rahab: Joining God In His Quest For Friends