Saturday, June 27, 2009

A Million Dollar Bill Adventure

So I just got back from vacation to Washington D.C, VA, and PA. Needless to say it was beautiful there. It's so much bluer up there than our CA and so many trees too. :) But that's not what this post is about.

Now I know a few of you know that I'm not that excited about having one to one conversations with people. Namely because I find them intimidating. Well I remember my dad saying that I might end up sitting next to someone on the plane and then I could have a conversation with them or give them a tract. I said No because then I couldn't get out of my seat and hide till they left and I would have nowhere to go. I would feel trapped. lol. I know that may sound a little silly but that's how I felt.

So we got on the plane and guess what I got the plane ticket that had someone sitting next to me. lol. Guess God just planned it that way.

I sat next to a young couple. The girl sat next to me and she was about my age.

Well we had a nice flight and we just smiled at each other and that was basically it until about 40 minutes I think before we landed. Then she decided to have a conversation with me and with that we were chatting about life in general like we were friends. :D

Well dad saw that I was having a conversation with her and he wasn't going to let me just let the fish go. lol

He handed me a million dollar bill and suggested that I just say "Thanks a million for talking with me."

I shook my head no but dad wasn't going to let me get away with it that easily. He mentioned something to me about that I shouldn't be a chicken and then he said those words...

"Don't Quit."


I don't like it when dad uses Don't Quit that way but then again I do like it. He reminds me of Steve Sanchez aka the Pusher during those times. Those words get me every time.

He knows that it's the only way I'll get out of my comfort zone and if he didn't know then now he does. Well I can be stubborn so it doesn't always work. lol.

Well not wanting to disappoint God or my dad and knowing that the Bible says "To Him who knows the right thing to do and does not do it to him it is sin," I took the million dollar bill from him and held it tight. Trying to relax all the nervousness that was dwelling inside of me.

Well I waited just a little while longer, just before landing and handed the girl the million dollar bill.

"Thanks a million for talking to me."

She looked at me and laughed and took the million dollars asking me what it was.

I told her it was a gospel tract. She giggled again a little nervous and said "Oh."


And then I heard myself talking to her. What? Was that really me? I couldn't believe it. One more step out of my comfort zone.

I asked her "Do you go to church anywhere?" Wondering if she did since she lived in CA. Maybe if I asked her that then it would give me some background information.

She said "No, I don't." She seemed a little saddened as she said that.

"My husband and I got married 3 years ago and we haven't been going to church since we got married. You see I'm Armenian(I think that's how you spell it) and he's Catholic. We have different beliefs so we don't go to church since we don't agree on things there and don't have the same beliefs."

I said. "Oh. Ok."

I didn't know where to go from there so that's when the conversation stopped. It didn't go any further.

I never got her name but she did keep the million dollar bill that I gave her and put it in her purse. I hope that she will take it out and read the back of it.

We said goodbyes and hope you have a nice vacation and that was that.

Please be praying for her and her husband. That they would both come to repentance. Thank you God that I was able to step out of my comfort zone a little more that day and hand a gospel tract to the lady sitting next to me even if that meant I wouldn't be able to go anywhere to hide after I gave her the million dollar bill with the gospel that is worth more than that. :) May all the praise and glory be given to God.

1 comment:

Chipper said...


The fact is you walked in obedience, stretched yourself and God will take care of the rest. I've had those situations before where I just dont' know what to say. Just rest in the fact that the Lord does the saving!