Sunday, March 19, 2017

Why We Don't Share Our Faith

Why We Don't Share Our Faith by Keith Cook

"For God hath not given us the spirit of fear; but of power, and of love, and of a sound mind." 2 Timothy 1:7

There are many different reasons why we don't share our faith in Jesus Christ. You may never be an expert at sharing your faith but you are called by God to share whenever you have an opportunity. I personally love to tell others about Christ and have learned over the years to share my faith more effectively. The most important thing to do is to actually talk with people about Jesus Christ.

Many people try to memorize thousands of scriptures and always have outreach tools and formulas prepared so that "if they say this...I will say this," or "if they do this...I will do this". The main thing that God wants everyone to do every day is to go out in the power of the Holy Spirit and tell the Good News. Every day and every second with our life, with our attitude, and with our words we all can be greatly and mightily used by God.

There are four reasons why we don't share our faith.

1) Laziness. We can just sit back and not do anything to further the Kingdom. Some trust that the pastors and missionaries will do all the "soul winning". They wrongly believe it's not their responsibility.

2) Lack of Knowledge. We may think that we do not know enough to share the wonderful message of Jesus Christ. We are afraid that we will not say the right thing or not give enough Biblical insight to get someone really saved. This is not true because as Christians we always have the Holy Spirit living inside of us, and He will give everyone the right words to say.

3) Sin. There are many times when we don't feel that we can rise up and do what God wants us to do because of present sin. The Bible says that we can confess our sins, and forsake them, and they will be gone. When we confess our sins, God doesn't remember it, and neither should we. Do not let sin rob you of the honor of sharing your faith in Christ with someone else.

4) Fear. This is the number one reason why we don't share our faith. Fear is holding us back from obeying God and fulfilling the Great Commission. When we allow fear to rule our live we are in effect putting more faith in the devil than we are in God. Fear has been called "faith in the devil."

Today, God wants us to take our fear, our laziness, our lack of knowledge, and our sin and put them all into His care. He will take care of us and give us all the courage to share our faith in Jesus Christ.

Daily Prayer: Pray that God will forgive you for your laziness, lack of knowledge, present sin, and fear that have kept you from actively sharing your faith in Jesus Christ.

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