Romans 10:14 But how can they call on him to save them unless they believe in him? And how can they believe in him if they have never heard about him? And how can they hear about him unless someone tells them? (New Living Translation)
Exodus 3:14 And God said unto Moses, I AM THAT I AM: and he said, Thus shalt thou say unto the children of Israel, I AM hath sent me unto you. (KJV)
Are you fulfilling the Great Commission?
Do you ever talk to people who seem to have strayed from God or do not know God at all? Do you wonder what to say? You can give reasons for not witnessing; but that’s not what you want to do. You want to find your motivation to witness. Here are some things to consider:
- Someone loved you enough to tell you about Jesus. There is someone waiting for you to do the same for them.
- It’s not about you; whether you are eloquent or are not; what your socioeconomic status is; nor what your profession is. There are those who need to hear about Jesus who you can relate to.
- Your job is to present the death, burial, and resurrection of Jesus Christ. You don’t have to convince someone; you just need to witness to them.
- The Father will work through you.
Ephesians 3:20 Never doubt God’s mighty power to work in you and accomplish all this. He will achieve infinitely more than your greatest request, your most unbelievable dream, and exceed your wildest imagination! He will outdo them all, for his miraculous power constantly energizes you. (The Passion Translation)
Spend time in prayer, listening for the Lord to show you how to let “your” light shine so someone will:
- Recognize the presence of God in you,
- See how the Lord has changed you and
- Want the same for themselves.
Your approach may be different than someone else’s and that’s okay. You have the Holy Spirit as your guide. Your testimony is all the power needed.
1 Corinthians 3:6-7 I have planted, Apollos watered; but God gave the increase. 7 So then neither is he that planteth any thing, neither he that watereth; but God that giveth the increase. (KJV)
Go back and read the devotional for April 23. God is able to meet every need yours and theirs. Whether you are the one who is planting, or the one who is watering, God will get the increase.
Give God praise for the greatest weapon in your arsenal, you are sent by Ehyeh asher Ehyeh [ā-ya a-ser ā-ya] (The eternal, all-sufficient God).
Please agree with me as I pray:
Father, when I was younger, I thought the Great Commission was for those who were a part of the fivefold ministry gift only. Now I know every believer is to be a witness of who You are. I am to speak those I meet and introduce them to a God who can save them from a life of sin and death. I pray You will give me the words to say, at the appointed time. I know I don’t have to be eloquent. I don’t need finesse or panache. I am not required to make them understand. All I need is Your love in my heart and my testimony on my lips. Your word says, they overcame by the word of their testimony. As I share my life, people will be able to see where I was and appreciate where I am today. Then they will know You can do the same for them. You are an all-sufficient God. Everything they need, can be found in You. Help me to live my life so my testimony keeps getting rewritten because You keep transforming me. I want what You have done in my life to be seen and You get the glory for it…