I have hidden your word in my heart that I might not sin against you. -Psalm 119:11
It’s interesting that it’s not hard to stand out in this day in age as Believers even though the opposition towards the Faith is increasing. The question is are we willing to stand out in the midst of the opposition? Do people in your work place, in your school, in your family know that you are a Believer?
It’s easy for us to stay silent as Believers rather than being intentional with our words in letting people know that we believe in God. And not just God but we believe that Jesus is Lord & Savior. Our lives are meant to be lived in a way that testifies to this Truth and conviction in Him.
I was challenged this past week after attending a church retreat that I have not been intentional with my words and taking up opportunities to share the Gospel. I was reminded that our chief ambition as Christians should be seeing souls come into the Kingdom of God. He wants to use us in His work. But I’ve often been afraid of rejection by man but here’s a question to consider:
Do I shrink back from sharing this GOOD NEWS that is the Power for salvation because I am afraid of the world or is it because I am in love with the world?
That is a piercing question and one worth coming before the Lord and asking Him to reveal where the root of our fear comes from in sharing the Gospel with others.
Opportunities present themselves every day. We can give praise to God if we are honored in our work place or our school or wherever. We can praise God and live in Hope when we face trials and tribulations and tell people of this Hope. We can let people know that we go to church on Sundays if ever asked to commit to something that day and even extend an invitation. We can be bold with our convictions on moral issues when we are talking about them with those who don’t believe.
I pray that we take this seriously in our lives. There is a quote that says, “Christianity is a beggar telling another beggar where he found bread.”
Are we being stingy and ashamed of this Bread of Life?
May God give us boldness, wisdom, direction, opportunities and open hearts to declare the Gospel with words and with our lives!
The world is waiting sisters.
For I am not ashamed of the gospel, because it is the power of God that brings salvation to everyone who believes: first to the Jew, then to the Gentile. (Romans 1:16)
Peace, love and blessings,