Like so many things in life, we as Christians can face uncertain events, times and interactions with others, which are a toss up as to whether they were good, bad or ugly moments.  Much of the time one’s perspective on the happening is a determinant of the outcome, so to speak. At the very moment those happenings are occurring, an opportunity to take inventory often is presented or afforded to us, so we might try to figure out what it is that we “need” in order to handle the situation in a godly and right manner.

Oftentimes tough or tricky situations cause us to doubt what we can do for the Lord, let alone how we might impact those around us by lending a Bible based perspective in evaluating them, then acting on them. When that doubt arises in our hearts and minds, a potential answer for us is to “get someone else” to take care of the situation, rather than depending on “me and God” to get His Perspective and  Answer. “Let me introduce this person” enters into our minds, which then gets formed into he or she will get what they “Need” by “Meeting” this person or that person.

Those in themselves are NOT bad things or manners to get assistance with a challenge we may not have the answer, but it is “Highly” likely another consideration is being made. Instead of wanting to have a “Meeting” to introduce someone else, our Creator God, could VERY well be moving you and I from scheduling a “Meeting” with someone else, to us “Being That Person” with His Help.

Being That Person

This Series contains twelve (12) quotes taken from various books that Corrie ten Boom wrote over her lifetime as a Christian writer.  It does not take long for anyone to realize that Boom’s Faith was extraordinarily deep and the impact she was used to make by the Father’s Hand is unparalleled in our lifetime. She, along with her family, were those who believed in “Being that person” instead of waiting for someone else to step up to the plate, so to speak. Her nuggets are simple and profound, as in this one:

You can never learn that Christ is all you need, until Christ is all you have.
Corrie ten Boom

Being that person can be VERY difficult, having come with it tangible and intangible dangers, as well as rewards.  One of the simplest ways to exercise “Being” is to put the Lord first.  If someone were to ask you “Do you Need Christ?”, what would your answer be in response? As a Christian, one day, somewhere before this one, you had to Trust in Jesus Christ Alone to become a Child of God, have your name Written in the Lamb’s Book of Life.  At that VERY moment, you gained a Testimony and Christ is ALL you needed – how difficult is that to share…


Somewhere, somehow, there became this notion that “someone” else had to be the person to share what Christ has done for them. There certainly are things that we each will not know about the Bible and questions that will arise that we do not have the answer to, but it is the Holy Spirit that does the working on the inside. And, we can find the answers to whatever question is asked of us – He Promises that His Word will not return void.


This listing is a “short-list” of quotes that are biblical in nature and are profound, all the while being very simple.

A Few Nuggets

You can never learn that Christ is all you need, until Christ is all you have.
And our wise Father in heaven knows when we’re going to need things too. Don’t run out ahead of him.
If the devil cannot make us bad, he will make us busy.
You will find it is necessary to let things go, simply for the reason that they are too heavy.
Hold everything in your hands lightly, otherwise it hurts when God pries your fingers open.
Forgiveness is an act of the will, and the will can function regardless of the temperature of the heart.
If you look at the world, you’ll be distressed. If you look within, you’ll be depressed. But if you look at Christ, you’ll be at rest.
Don’t pray when you feel like it. Have an appointment with the Lord and keep it. A man is powerful on his knees.
Worry is like a rocking chair: it keeps you moving but doesn’t get you anywhere.
Faith sees the invisible, believes the unbelievable, and receives the impossible.
Worry does not empty tomorrow of its sorrow. It empties today of its strength.
Any concern too small to be turned into a prayer is too small to be made into a burden.

Each of us have influence with individuals that others will never have the opportunity to be – we each have the responsibility of introducing others, with a one step “Meeting” to our Lord and Saviour, Jesus Christ.  Instead of thinking someone else will help them, or will be influenced, let each of us commit as Christians to “Being That Person“, not only in how we choose to live our lives, but in actually being in the engaging part of the witness program. Interestingly enough, now there are twelve (12) Amazing Nuggets of Truth that can be used to share how a person chose to operate in life and how it has IMPACTED your life, because you yourself know who Corrie ten Boom is talking about.  There is a GREAT deal of Wisdom in those Nuggets…

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