Updated: Mar 16, 2022
Many times we may feel prompted to share the gospel. But where do we start? What do we say? Let me share a couple of scriptures with us to bring some clarification.
Exodus 4:11-12, NKJV
So the LORD said to him, “Who has made man’s mouth? Or who makes the mute, the deaf, the seeing, or the blind? Have not I, the LORD? Now therefore, go, and I will be with your mouth and teach you what you shall say.”
We need not fear what to say. Through the direction of the Holy Spirit, which we received in as part of the new covenant, we will be lead on what to say.
1 Corinthians 2:1-5, NKJV
And I, brethren, when I came to you, did not come with excellence of speech or of wisdom declaring to you the testimony of God. For I determined not to know anything among you except Jesus Christ and Him crucified. I was with you in weakness, in fear, and in much trembling. And my speech and my preaching were not with persuasive words of human wisdom, but in demonstration of the Spirit and of power, that your faith should not be in the wisdom of men but in the power of God.
Even in this scripture, I feel that Paul is sharing his heart… “I was with you in weakness, in fear, and in much trembling.” We can be assured of being led by the Spirit as was Paul.
1 Corinthians 2:9-10, NKJV
But as it is written: “Eye has not seen, nor ear heard, nor have entered into the heart of man the things which God has prepared for those who love Him.” But God has revealed them to us through His Spirit. For the Spirit searches all things, yes, the deep things of God.
In reading these scriptures, another comes to mind from Revelation 12:11, NKJV.
“And they overcame him by the blood of the Lamb and by the word of their testimony, and they did not love their lives to the death.”
I share this scripture because if you’re not sure where to start, share what the Lord has done for you! And if you’re new to Christianity, start with John 3:16, NKJV.
“For God so loved the world that He gave His only begotten Son, that whoever believes in Him should not perish but have everlasting life.”
The Holy Spirit will guide you. He is the promise Jesus sent so that we would never be alone. God doesn’t call the equipped, He equips the call. Look at Mary, the mother of Jesus. She was a virgin maiden betrothed to Joseph. An angel of the Lord shared the good news of our Savior. An angel of the Lord confirmed this with Joseph as well. Can you imagine if Mary and Joseph hadn’t accepted the calling of God? There would be no Savior. There would be no reason for us to testify of what the Lord has done for us. We would be a slave to the law and separated from our Father.
Ephesians 2:4, NKJV
But God, who is rich in mercy, because of His great love, with which He loved us, even when we were dead in trespasses, made us alive together with Christ (by grace you have been saved).
What has the Lord done for me?
· He met me at my loneliest point and took away my loneliness.
· He drew me in by His loving-kindness and still does to this day!
· He led me to a manufacturing job where He:
o Introduced me to Christian fellowship, which lead me to my home church, my husband/family, and my new position in the church.
o He used me to share the gospel, my faith was tested and He refined me.
o He increased my faith/trust.
· He has blessed me with my husband and four children.
· He began a worship and prayer service by the obedience of my husband and me, which He has shown tremendous blessing and favor on. Thank you, Jesus!
The list could go on and it will go on! There are greater things that need done! He calls you and He calls me to fulfill these things. Will we listen and obey?
Ephesians 4:1, NKJV
I, therefore, the prisoner of the Lord, beseech you to walk worthy of the calling with which you were called.
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