“Father, make of me a crisis man. Bring those I contact to decision. Let me not be a milepost on a single road; make me a fork, that men must turn one way or another on facing Christ in me.”[1]

Ever since I read Jim Elliot’s journal as a young college student and discovered this quote I have sought to make one of my central life ministries what I call (at least inside of my own head) my “fork in the road” ministry.  In other words, I am always on the lookout to have one-on-one conversations with people that encourage, stir, challenge, convict, or strengthen them.  I am intentionally seeking to have conversations that either lead people into relationship with Christ or spur them to live life with him more faithfully.

Are you seeking to be a “fork in the road” for others?

[1] The Journals of Jim Elliot, ed. Elisabeth Elliot (Old Tappan, NJ: Fleming H. Revell Company, 1978), 83.