Telling another person about Jesus Christ can be scary. I mean you are opening up about an important part of your life. The fear of rejection is real.
“What if the person asks a question I won’t be able to answer?”
“What if s/he argues with me about Christianity?”
“What if…What if…What if…”
As a disciple of Jesus Christ we are not alone when sharing the Gospel. After Jesus ascended into Heaven after His resurrection from the dead the Holy Spirit came to be with every follower to help us go out into the world sharing the Good News over all the Earth.
Sharing your faith does not require a degree from a Bible school. It simply means telling another why you love Jesus. To tell another why you surrender to God’s leading and to journey with His Son, Jesus learning from the Holy Spirit.
Here’s one way to think about sharing your faith:
Think about your favorite restaurant. Now how do you tell your friends about it? Do you tell them about your favorite dish? About the friendly staff? The people you meet there? Do you invite them to join the next time you go there?
Sharing you faith story is similar to telling another your favorite restaurant. You tell them about Jesus with enthusiasm and why you love Him. You include a story from your faith journey that is important to you. There is an invitation to the person to come experience for him/herself.
“When they deliver you over, do not be anxious how you are to speak or what you are to say, for what you are to say will be given to you in that hour.” (Matthew 10:19)
Yes, sharing one’s faith can be scary. But have no fear the Holy Spirit is with you as It was with the Disciples in the 1st Century. You will be given the words to share and the courage to step into the conversation.
As you spend time in prayer this week place any fears you may have at the feet of Jesus. Let Him take them away and fill you with His peace and courage. Take the time to journal why you love Jesus , what is an impactful time with Him. Then listen to the Holy Spirit for who and when you are asked to share.
This Week’s Challenge – Share with someone this week why you love Jesus. Invite them to your next small group meeting or to worship with you on Sunday.