We Are Always
Saying Something About Jesus
by D. E. Stribling
In His Name Ministries, Inc.
Our words and our own lives are a witness Sometimes our witness will intrigue others to want to know more about Christ. Today if each of us eagerly seeks God for an opportunity, He will make the way. He will use us to proclaim His truth.
We do not have to worry about quoting the exact scriptures. God might rather see us personalizing the gospel message--speaking in our own words about how Christ changed us. A paraphrase spoken by a believer can be effective.
This is particularly so when the observer sees the traits of God in us. Is His love reflecting through us? If it is, we are witnessing effectively.
Most new converts will not totally except the gospel upon hearing it one time. We need not fret about presenting it in just such a way that the hearer will immediately say, "yes."
Many will only respond when they have seen evidence in our lives that is believable. It may be best that we do not push too hard. It is comforting to know that we are part of a process that the Holy Spirit is orchestrating.
Tangible evidence of Gods’ love is a vital part of spreading the gospel. Seed planting is necessary before we can reasonably expect a harvest. So we can be content with having planted seeds, even if someone else next week, or next year sees the harvest.
It is God who converts the lost. We are not put on the spot to assure the salivation of a good friend or a relative. By staying close to God, and to be continually acknowledging Him in every compartment of our lives, our witness will be effective.
Pray and stay attached
to the Vine.