2 Corinthians 3:2-3
You yourselves are our letter, written on our hearts, known and read by everybody. You show that you are a letter from Christ, the result of our ministry, written not with ink but with the Spirit of the living God, not on tablets of stone but on tablets of human hearts.
Each day we talk about so many different things. Topics of conversation may range from current events, sports related happenings, family issues, work or school details, politics, hobbies and interests, health concerns, spiritual topics, etc. Most of our conversations include basic chit chat, but we tend to stick to topics that appeal to the people who are a part of the conversation. Typically, whatever we talk about becomes a part of us; essentially this is how the world may define us.
One area that we may be apprehensive in discussing at times would fall under our faith and belief system. Some settings and social circles don’t offer a natural or comfortable atmosphere for sharing our faith. What I have come to realize is that if Jesus is truly the Lord of our lives, it is our calling to share our faith, no matter who is present in a conversation and no matter where we are. It’s easy to discuss Jesus with those in our small group or Sunday School class. However, we are called to express our faith in word and action in our work setting, on the tennis court, at a football game, in the grocery store, at the doctor’s office, or even in an elevator. I believe it was Billy Hornsby ( ‘ father-in-law) that said “Let your vocation be your ministry location.” I love that statement!
That doesn’t mean that the words that we share need to take on the platform of a “preachy” lecture–it simply means we might talk about our faith as we would talk about anything else in our lives that is comfortable to discuss. The more we share our experiences of what the Lord has done for us, the more comfortable it becomes to reveal those details even to complete strangers.
I used to worry about stepping on someone’s toes when I would share my faith. As I grew in my faith, I realized that the key to being an effective witness was to reveal what God has done in my own life. As my pastor has declared many times, “No one can argue with a changed life.” We can talk about Jesus until we are blue in the face, but making it personal attracts interest and curiosity.
As Christians, we are letters for Christ. People judge us by our words and our actions. Actions may indicate that we are “good people”…but true confession of our testimonies and experiences prove Who we live for! Therefore, we shouldn’t be afraid to speak up.
Don’t worry about forcing your faith on someone……Jesus Christ will speak through you. There is no reason to try to control what you think another should believe. Pray that they would see Jesus in you and be attracted to that beautiful Light. It’s easy to talk about something we are passionate about…that’s all we are asked to do!
WORDS OF GODLY WISDOM FLOW EASY FROM A SINCERE HEART!
DON’T LECTURE, DON’T PREACH, DON’T ANNOUNCE…
JUST SHARE HIS LOVE AND JOY!!