October 29, 2007
“Look, I tell you, lift up your eyes, and see that the fields are white for harvest.”
If you are a follower of Christ…if you claim the Lord Jesus as your personal Lord and Savior…you are called to share your faith with others.
Yet, if you find sharing your faith difficult, I want to offer you a word of encouragement today: In spite of your weaknesses, in spite of your past mistakes or struggles, you can be an effective and successful witness for the Lord Jesus Christ. You can share your faith!
First, ask God to give you a passion for people. That’s where it all begins! Sharing your faith isn’t so much a program or technique as it is a passion of the heart. So ask God to give you a burden…a desire…a passion…to talk to your friends and family about Jesus.
Second, be authentic. Most people can identify with the ordinary, real experiences you’ve had in your life. So don’t be afraid to let people know how God is working in those ordinary, everyday experiences! Remember…people aren’t looking for perfection. They’re looking for someone who’s real.
Third, love people unconditionally. This is a hard one! But this is what Jesus did…and it’s what you and I are to do as well. No matter how people may mistreat or misuse you.
Finally, share Jesus now! This is why Jesus says in today’s verse, “Lift up your eyes, and see that the fields are white for harvest.” It’s the responsibility of every Christian to introduce as many people as possible to Jesus. Today! Right now!
It’s my prayer that you will get out of your comfort zone this week…and begin sharing your story of grace with those who need to hear it!
Sharing your faith isn’t so much a program or technique as it is a passion of the heart.