Every once in a while our eyes are opened in a powerful way to the lost of this world.
Maybe your eyes are opened through news of a tragic natural event taking the lives of many, or maybe it’s a single boy washed up on the shore of a distant land, lifeless.
They are all around us, you know, those who may not even know who Jesus is and those who do know of Him but remain separated from Him.
When did we forget the power of the gospel?
So often we wake up in the mornings, get busy with our days, work hard until evening, and fall into bed exhausted, never once thinking of those who are waiting for Good News and the freedom that follows. I know because many days that’s me – too caught up in this world to focus on that beyond.
As my husband and I work through the church-planting process, we’re realizing that we’ve lost sight of the importance of living life on purpose in some ways. We grew weary and settled for “good enough.”
That ought not be, friends, not when it comes to spreading the Gospel.
We cannot sit back and wait for the perfect opportunities, or for a miraculous sign from the Lord, or for encouragement from others, or for whatever “it” is that we’ve been waiting for. What kind of faith do we have if we are waiting for the perfect combination to guarantee our success?
I want a faith that is fierce, a faith that forges ahead even when discouragement strikes, a faith that leads to victory in His Name.
Who will choose boldness with me?
Let’s quit leaving the Gospel-sharing job to pastors and missionaries and husbands and all of the other someone elses in the world. Instead, let’s love others enough to put our own pride at risk and share a little truth with someone in need.
Maybe you’re thinking, but I’m not naturally an out-going person and I’m certainly no evangelist. Here’s the thing, we’re all commanded to go and make disciples – not just those who are naturally out-going or who find it easy to share. Hard truth? Yes, I know!
In fact, often throughout the Bible we’re commanded to sacrifice, to do things that lead us straight out of our comfort zones because we serve a big God and He wants us to learn to rely fully on Him.
So because I know how nerve-wracking it can be, I’d love to share with you a cool new tool I recently learned about. It’s called the Life Conversations Guide App (from the North American Mission Board) and is available for both android and apple devices. There is even a Spanish version!
It’s like a gospel tract right on your phone. You’ll always have it with you! Even more, the fact that it utilizes technology instantly generates more curiosity, especially among younger generations.
Once you’ve downloaded it, watch this brief video that explains a little of how to use it. 🙂
The best part is that once you download and use it yourself, you can also encourage those you share it with to download it themselves. Why? They can go over the talking points again on their own, and they can even watch a video version that explains the Gospel.
And here are 20 more ways to share the gospel, just in case.
Ok, now you and I both have no excuses!
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