By Allison Miller
“Go ye therefore, and teach all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Ghost.” (Matt 28:19)
Happy New Year. May God bestow his riches blessing on you this year. As we let God’s leading direct us, his plans will be executed in and for our lives. Thank you my readers who have supported me over the years. Your kind words, encouragement, criticism, and prayers have contributed to the writer that I am today. Thank you, if not now I hope some day you will understand how meaningful that has been over the years.
As a believer of Jesus Christ I have allowed myself to be a vessel to share my faith verbally to non believers. It is not that I don’t appreciate Evangelism, I didn’t see myself as an Evangelist. Now I do realise that as a believer I have a responsibility to tell the salvation message. (The salvation message is Jesus Christ conceived of the holy ghost, born of a virgin. He did signs, wonders and many miracles. Hung on Calvary’s cross, bled, died and rose on the third day. When we accept that belief and live according to the bible, we are saved.)
I will admit that thoughts of others did concern me for a while. I thought that if I shared the salvation message that I would offend people. When I realised that the opinions of others do not define who I am and only what God thinks of me matters, I got rid of those thoughts.
If we look around people need the lord; they need to hear that Jesus Christ loves us so much that he died in our stead so that we can have eternal life. What a loving God? How could I ever think to be afraid to share that?
Nevertheless, before you condemn me or say that I am unworthy let me share with you how God has reformed my mind in sharing the gospel of his kingdom. Also let me say that whenever God gives us an assignment, he gives us the grace and the anointing to do what it is we need to do.
Of late I have been experiencing an overwhelming sense evangelism. I have never felt the desire so strongly to tell people about the love of Jesus. Someone else might class it as a burden. A burden to tell others that Jesus saves, deliver and set us free from our sins or the things that have us bound. I don’t believe that makes me an evangelist but I do believe that it lets me know what is expected of me as a Christian.
As believers we all have a responsibility to share our faith or tell people about our saviour who has liberated us from our sins. As a matter of fact we have been charged by the lord Jesus Christ to do so (Matt 28:19-20).
I was sharing with a friend that the thing that I am most timid about was actually easy to do. I ask myself how hard it is to say that God loves us with an everlasting love and nothing can change that despite of what we have done, where we have been, what we have said. In his word which is high above his name, all God wishes that we be is in good health and prosperous even as our soul prospers. And the thoughts that he has towards us are of good and not of evil. Thoughts that will give us an expected end. How can any believer be scared to share that?
It is this simple: God loves us and he wants the best for us. His graciousness and kindness even reigns on the unjust.
Christians everywhere we have a duty to tell of God’s love. It gives hope to so many who are hopeless and lost. Let’s keep Christ’s charge. In it lies someone’s deliverance.