I wonder how many people we have passed by this week who don’t know the Lord. Perhaps they were in the grocery store, in the neighborhood, at the gas station, at the mall or movie theater. To be honest, how often do we even think about it? I have to confess, I don’t think about it as much as I should.
But why don’t we think about it more? Why is it not uppermost in our minds?
- Perhaps we have become complacent. After all, we have salvation and eternal life. Someone else will tell them. It doesn’t have to be me. I’m busy.
- Maybe it’s because we think that only those with the gift of evangelism are expected to share their faith, but that is not true. We are all called to make Him known and to share the gospel, regardless of our spiritual gifts.
- Maybe we don’t bother because we feel that there’s no need – if God has chosen them to be one of the elect, then He will bring them into the kingdom one way or another. He doesn’t need me. But you may be the very instrument God wants to use to bring them to Himself. I wonder how many people we have passed by this week who don’t know Jesus as Savior.
Peter exhorts his readers in 1 Peter 3:15, “But sanctify Christ as Lord in your hearts, always being ready to make a defense to everyone who asks you to give an account for the hope that is in you, yet with gentleness and reverence.” Always being ready to make a defense to everyone who asks you to give an account for the hope that is in you… Are you ready?
There are several ways we can share Christ with others, but one method is by sharing our personal testimony. My testimony is briefly written out on the “About Crickett” page on this website. Check it out if you have not read it.
If you have come to know Christ personally, then you have a testimony. But are you ready to share it if someone asks you to “give an account for the hope that is in you”? A young lady emailed me this week with this question: “Do you have any good resources for people wanting to write out and share their personal testimony?” A quick answer to that is, yes, I do.
Click on the Personal Testimony Worksheet to help you get started. If you have not done this yet, there’s no better time to start than now.
Have you had a chance to share your testimony with someone recently? I’d love to hear about it. What keeps you from sharing your faith more?