Day 29: How Do I Share?
There are many ways you can share your faith with others.
There are many ways you can share your faith with others. The first and most important thing to do is to pray for the person you want to share with. (If you live in a country where you can be persecuted for your faith you should ask God for wisdom in how you proceed.) Then you can ask God to open the door to have a conversation with them. When you talk to them, you can ask them whether they are interested in spiritual things, or whether they have accepted Christ as their Savior. There are booklets that you can use that will tell someone about Jesus Christ; one great one is the Four Spiritual Laws from Campus Crusade for Christ. You can read through the booklet with the person and at the end ask them if they would like to accept Jesus Christ as their Savior. The important thing is to tell them that God loves them; that Jesus Christ died for their sins; and that they can accept Jesus Christ as their Savior if they want by praying and asking forgiveness of their sins and asking Jesus into their hearts.
"And when they had prayed, the place where they had gathered together was shaken, and they were all filled with the Holy Spirit and began to speak the word of God with boldness." Acts 4:31
Many Ways to Share
If someone does not live near you, you can also send them an email that tells them about your new faith in Jesus Christ. In the email you can provide a link to an evangelistic website like www.godlife.com/gospel/ or another one that God used in your life. You can send emails to many of your friends or send them a Christian book or pamphlet. You can also ask God for His love to shine through you to others. There may be practical ways that you can display God's love to others as you look for opportunities to tell others about Jesus. Whatever you do, you can ask God for boldness in telling others about Jesus.
"He said to them, 'Go into all the world and preach the gospel to all creation. He who has believed and has been baptized shall be saved; but he who has disbelieved shall be condemned.'" Mark 16:15-16
Everyone Needs to Hear
Who needs to hear about the gospel? And who needs to tell it? The same answer is for both questions. Everyone. Every person on earth needs to hear the gospel and every Christian needs to tell them. It’s not the job of pastors or preachers. "And He [Jesus] said to them [His followers], 'Go into all the world, and preach the Gospel to all creation.'" (Mark 16:15). If you are a follower of Christ, you have been told to go and preach the gospel. Imagine you lived in a desert where everyone around you was dying of thirst. You were the only one who knew where an unlimited water supply was…who would you tell? Everyone right? And you would probably start with the person closest to you. After you told them and they drank the water, you would instruct them to tell others as you continued to do the same. This would get the job done in the shortest amount of time and make sure everyone got some water. It’s the same with the Great Commission.
"Go therefore and make disciples of all the nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and the Son and the Holy Spirit." Matthew 28:19
Are You Willing?
Everyone is spiritually dying of thirst. And you know where the water is, since you have tasted it. Jesus answered, "Everyone who drinks this water will thirst again; but whoever drinks of the water that I will give him will become in him a well of water springing up to eternal life." (John 4:13-14). Do you know someone who is spiritually thirsty? Maybe they have been trying to fill their thirst in a job, relationship, or possessions. But they keep ending up thirsty. You do not need to look very far to find someone who is desperate to hear about Jesus. Chances are your neighbor, family member, or coworker is waiting for someone to tell them there is a way to be forgiven of their sin. YOU are that person. You do not need to be a preacher or Bible expert; you just need to care and be willing to share the good news about Jesus. Take this great adventure with the Holy Spirit to lead people to salvation! Ask God to make you bold to share the gospel with the many thirsty people around you.
Who needs to hear the good news of the Gospel, and what are some of the ways you can share the Water of Life? Talk to a caring Christian about how you can share.