Sunday, September 5, 2010

Hit List


2 Timothy 1:8a
So do not be ashamed to testify about our Lord.

2 Timothy 4:2-3a
In the presence of God and of Christ Jesus, who will judge the living and the dead, and in view of his appearing and His kingdom, I give you this charge: Preach the Word;

When we become a disciple of Christ, God asks us to carry out a simply duty for Him: to share with the world the great news of His salvation. As I talked about in my last post, I really do believe that we don't put enough emphasis on actually stepping out and sharing our faith. It doesn't happen very often. We have such awesome news to share with people, yet we still don't tell them. All of us have various reasons for why Christ isn't apart of our daily conversations and interactions with others. From not wanting to "offend" anyone, to just being down right afraid, we neglect our primary job as believers to share our faith. Either way, the fact of the matter is that people are not getting saved. I desire a multitude of people to know Christ, but I don't see that happening in this world, because you and I aren't standing up and proclaiming Christ as we should. Although us alone as human beings cannot "save" anyone, we can tell people about God, giving the Holy Spirit to opportunity to convict and work on their hearts.

So where do you start? Where do you even begin sharing your faith?
I don't think that the best tactic would be to come outright and say, "you're going to Hell someday if you don't believe in Jesus!" Although true, it doesn't really appeal to people, and I don't believe that God wants us to scare people into trusting Him as their Savior.
The first thing you can do is intentionally think of people who don't know Christ then make a list with all of their names on it. I guess you could call it a hit list. (:
After you have made your hit list, you need to spend some time in prayer daily for each individual person on your list. Ask God to provide opportunities to talk with those people and to soften their hearts to His truth. That is going to be the most effective thing you can do.
Then, be aware of the time you spend with those people and make the most out of your conversations. Ask them if they know where they will go if they die, or if they have ever wondered if there was something more out there. People really are interested in the kind of stuff. Because, honestly, life is pretty down right scary without Christ. He gives us hope and promises of a great life to come! We have something to work towards, to look forward to. Remember, we are Christ's ambassadors (2 Corinthians 5:20) and we have the most amazing, spectacular news to share with people. Please don't keep it to yourself! Consider the mission Christ has given you, consider how important it really is. This is life-changing. And it's up to you to get the Word out. We can do this. We can stand up and share Christ and make a huge difference. At the end of my life, I want to be able to say that thousands of people came to Christ just because a couple of us girls decided to share our faith.
So now, with the expectation and hope that we can and will do great thing for Christ, I just have one more thing to say: "It's going to be epic!"

Acts 18:9
"Do not be afraid; keep on speaking, do not be silent."

In His Love,

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