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The Big Question

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Author: Pastor Greg Laurie

But how can they call on him to save them unless they believe in him? And how can they believe in him if they have never heard about him? And how can they hear about him unless someone tells them?
—Romans 10:14

My wife, Cathe, tells me that I never properly proposed to her. She says we were sitting in a restaurant one day when I looked at her said, “Well, I guess we’re going to get married, huh?”

I didn’t do a very good job of proposing, but I’ve heard about a lot of imaginative proposals. For instance, a friend of mine went snorkeling with his girlfriend, and while they were in the water, he wrote the words “Will you marry me?” on an underwater tablet.

That was very imaginative.

Greg and Cathe Laurie
Greg and Cathe Laurie (Photo credit:

Some questions are awkward for us to ask, but we do it anyway. One such question is this: Would you like to accept Jesus Christ right now?

Awhile ago I was in a restaurant with some friends. When the waitress walked up to take our order, she said, “You guys are all pastors, aren’t you?”

Then she wanted to know when our church services were. After we gave her the service times, I felt prompted by the Holy Spirit to ask her a question.

I said, “You know, I’m glad you want to know when our church services are, and I’m glad you want to come to our church. But you don’t have to wait until Sunday to get right with God. Would you like to accept Jesus Christ right now?”

She said, “Yes, I would.”

I knew she wouldn’t get in trouble with her boss, because the owner of the restaurant is a Christian who attends our church. So we prayed together right there, and she asked Christ into her life.

You never know when the Lord will prompt you to ask that important question. And if someone says yes, get ready for one of the greatest blessings that you’ve ever experienced in life.

Jesus said there’s joy in Heaven over one sinner that comes to repentance. There’s great joy in sharing your faith.

Listen to ‘A New Beginning’ with Pastor Greg Laurie weekdays on Vision Christian Radio.  Find your local times and more messages here.

This article originally appeared on and has been used with permission from Harvest Ministries with Greg Laurie, PO Box 4000, Riverside, CA 92514 USA

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