Let me start by saying I am not a professional nail stylist. I'm just a girl who desires to use even little things to glorify the Lord. I also am not a natural born evangelist but also know that when I surrendered my life to Christ, I was given an adventurous mission of telling people about Him and the amazing things He's done in my life.
So I've been thinking and experimenting with ways to use nails to get into spiritual conversations without being weird. So I was thinking of the ways God has shown off in my life and they are many. One time when I was going on a missions trip to Nepal, I was $2,000 short and right before heading to the airport the Lord provided $2,100 in a span of 5 minutes. There's more to that story but I just LOVE telling it because I had always wanted a story of God coming through in some last minute, dramatic way like that. So if I could paint a plane on my nails, I could tell people that comment on my nails about this cool story.
But let's get real, not only am I not a professional nail artist, I think my kids may be better artists than me. So I found a cute little paper airplane nail art on pinterest and thought I would try it. Here's what I did.
We'll see how it goes and if anyone comments on my nails. But I'm excited to try something new as a way to start spiritual conversations. For once the spiritual conversation is going it's pretty easy to transition to sharing the Gospel from there through asking good questions:
"What is your spiritual background?" followed up with, "Where would you say your at with Jesus right now?" and "I have a crazy hard question for you. Are you up for it? If you died tonight and God said, 'Why should I let you into heaven what would you say?" and then "Well, do you want to know how the Bible (or God) would answer that?"
I'm excited to keep experimenting knowing I have freedom to fail. Want to experiment with me? I would love to hear how it goes!
Here's other ideas I had...
Each of my kids and even how I met Austin have awesome God showing off stories. So the stick people could get me to brag on God that way. Then I tried to paint symbols of my testimony... but that turned out just a bit too cheesy, so I'm still figuring out how to share my testimony through nail art.
And here are a couple tools (here and here) of great questions to help you get into spiritual conversations and turn a spiritual conversation into a opportunity to share the actual Gospel.
Have fun experimenting!!
Laura, the creator and host of Missional Women is married and has four kids, two of whom are adopted. Laura and her husband have been missionaries to college students for 11 years serving with Master Plan Ministries. Laura is the Women's Development Coordinator and has discipled over 150 girls, led over 30 Bible studies and speaks to college and women's groups. Laura has authored 5 books, including an award winning 12 week Bible Study on First Samuel, Beholding Him, Becoming Missional, Reach; How to Use Your Social Media Influence for the Glory of God, and A Devotional Journey through Judges, a devotional to accompany the free online Bible study at TheBookofJudges.com. You can find her on facebook,twitter, pinterest, youtube, instagram and her author site.
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