If friends accuse you of being a Christian, would they have enough evidence? Neighbors observe when you drive to church. You have religious stickers on your car too. However, you never invite friends to church or witness. Similarly, a policeman stops someone for speeding in a residential zone. Then, the officer explains how you were speeding. As Christians we produce fruit. You and I never think of how our lives symbolize a powerful testimony. They might not read a bible.
You know I did not witness to co-workers or a friend when I knew God placed this person on my heart. Occasionally, we are concerned about our world. Did I read all my assignments and go to the grocery store. When I pray in the morning, I try to remember names. Last semester, I met a lovely woman Karen in my English class.
Karen’s smile lighted up a room, and she has a vivacious personality. No one knew that she endured hell ten months ago. Karen told me that her son died in a car accident before Mother’s Day last year. Walking into class, I knew I forgot to call her.
Reaching out to someone
Like others, I have a busy life. Why should I care about reaching out to someone else? But God commands all of us to fish for souls like Peter. After all Jesus died on the cross for our sins. He paid the ultimate price. Often, Jesus ministered to people who suffered trials like divorce and death. Your word is a lamp unto for my feet, a light on my path Psalm 119:105 NLT.
God blesses you with finances and favor at work. He desires the same blessings for your co-workers and friends. They need to understand how God cares during a crisis. Since I was nervous, I asked Karen if she liked Starbucks. Karen said, “Yes, with a smile.” After class, we talked for about an hour, discussing the word, and forgiveness.
Once I found a common interest, Karen opened up about her past mistakes. She wanted to be a better mother, but her son died expectantly. A single mother has the toughest job in the world. I said, “God knows your heart and do not worry. We can’t beat ourselves up. Focus on your daughter and her baby.” Moms not only work full time jobs but they manage the household, a place of spiritual refuge.
The Spirit of the Lord will give him wisdom, and the knowledge and skill to rule his people. He will know the Lord’s will and honor him Good News Bible Isaiah 11:2.
Invite a friend to church
After I talked with Karen, we both felt better. You don’t have to preach, but speak a quick word of encouragement. Tell others about God.
God can use anyone
- Look for opportunities to witness, but be wise. If the Holy Spirit leads, then witness.
- Read your bible every day, and yet I know this.
- Don’t get upset when you face disagreements. Walk away.
- Remember if my sister or brother hurts, I hurt too.
- Speak boldly to your mountains.
Follow Jesus example
During Jesus’s ministry, he ministered love and compassion to men, women, and children. When we read the news and watch TV, these stories echo a hurting world that needs love.
Jesus reached out to the Samaritan woman at the well. (She had five husbands and lived with another man.) Jews and Samaritans didn’t talk to one another because Samaritans were half Jews. Despite racial tensions, Jesus spoke faith to the woman (John 4:4-10). Then, the she realized that Jesus was the Messiah.
She was not bound by sin but free. The Samaritan woman told everyone in the town about Jesus. Looking at this story, we understand how Christians impact the community. You break the chains of bondage while exposing the Devil. The anointing destroys yolks, depression, fear, and anxiety. Jesus gives us hope. As you begin your day, tell someone else the good news!
If you only knew the gift God has for you and who you are speaking to, you would ask me, and I would give you living water NLT.