Tuesday, 9 November 2010
Blabbering about what really counts
If you were single and you met a gorgeous guy and he asked you out, you would be texting, BB-ing or tweeting all your friends about him. If you go to Debenhams (or Bloomingdales for my American peeps..see I don't forget about you) and they have a sale on you will want to tell all your buddies so that they can get their hands on some fabulous bargains. It's human nature to want to share good things with others.
Now we've found something good in Christ, something a zillion times better than the gorgeous guy, therefore we should be sharing it with others at every available opportunity.
Now don't worry, I'm not about to suggest that you go out into the deep Amazon and preach the Gospel as a missionary(If God has called you to do that, Brilliant stuff...go for it!) No all I'm saying is we should be sharing the gospel with others whenever we can.
A few years ago, just before I started Uni...there was a meeting for some of the freshman where I got to meet some of the students I was going to be studying with.
I started chatting with one lovely girl and in the course of our discussion I told her I was a Christian. She asked me to tell her more and I eagerly shared how I had given my life to Christ the year before and how my life had started changing for the better. This girl and I clicked and we became good friends. A few weeks after we started Uni, I invited her to SCM(Students Christian Movement) at Uni. That very night, they did an altar call and she went up and gave her life to Christ. I was so happy and a part of me couldn't believe that it had happened so fast but all the glory belongs to God. She had a hunger for God and she started attending church regularly with me. I'm glad to say she is still serving God many years later, in fact she is in the Praise and Worship team in her church. She and I are still friends and she is now happily married to a wonderful man of God. Now isn't God good?
If your neighbour fell in a ditch I'm sure you would try and help them to get out unless you're a real Meany without any heart (which I know you're not)
If you saw someone driving along the road and you knew that there was a cliff a few metres ahead, you would do everything you could do warn them.
Now why is it that we know that people are walking through life and walking towards eternity without Christ and headed towards hell and yet we're too cute to care and witness the love of God to them. We are worried about what other people are going to say or think. We are afraid of offending people or being labelled bible bashers. Lets not allow the devil to stop us from fulfilling this one thing.
Jesus was disliked for talking about the Kingdom of God but that didn't stop Him. Here are somethings we can do to witness to people about our wonderful Saviour.
1.Invite people to church services or other church events like dramas, concerts etc.
2.Share the gospel in subtle ways with workmates, friends.
3.Hand out tracts or give people Christian movies to watch or books to read.
4.Go on outreach or Evangelism programmes
5.Live your life right so that your lifestyle can be a testimony. Who knows someone may be watching you and trying to decide based on your lifestyle whether they want to become a Christian or not.
Don't worry if you witness to someone and they don't immediately turn to the Lord. Keep praying for them and asking the Holy Spirit to convict them, by God's grace someday the seed you sowed in their life will take root and flourish.
Jesus said in Matthew 28:19-20, "Therefore go and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit, and teaching them to obey everything I have commanded you. And surely I am with you always, to the very end of the age.”