Sharing Our Witness
Living and working in the wild world of drag racing can be very difficult at times. I look at all of the craziness that goes on and wonder why I’m here doing what I’m doing. I feel that way until the Lord touches a life through my relationship with Him. Our actions are always an overflow of our relationship with Him or lack there of.
As Christ followers we are pushed by the religious to share the Gospel with every non-Christ follower we meet. Can I tell you that more times that not all you do is push that person away. I have watched it happen time and time again. A well meaning brother or sister in Christ reaches out at the most inopportune time to try and say or do the right thing that causes more harm for the Kingdom than help.
When you come across a situation ask Papa what you should do. If you hear nothing, then do nothing. If you have a relationship with our Father, He will answer you when you ask Him what He wants you to do. In our zeal to reach others for the Lord, it’s always best to wait for direction before moving forward.
Intuition, obligation or church doctrine has nothing to do with when we should do or say anything. It is only at the leading of the Holy Spirit.
Sharing Our Witness
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by Charis Hillman Brown
“Go into all the world and preach the gospel to every creature.” -Mark 16:15
“I am convinced of one thing: at least 50 percent of all nonbelievers would receive Christ if properly approached by a trained, Spirit-filled believer who can communicate God’s love and forgiveness revealed through our Lord Jesus.” – Dr. Bill Bright
It’s super intimidating to share our faith, isn’t it? I’ve had experiences of being so nervous sharing my faith that I forget the most important pieces of my story! Plus, the stigma of appearing like a Bible beating Christian is almost unbearable.
But, what’s the alternative?
According to Barna.org from a survey done in 2003, just 32% of people believe in a literal hell as in “an actual place of torment and suffering where people’s souls go after death.”* One in four adults admit they do not know where they will go when they die.
Of the findings revealed by the study, George Barna said, “Millions of Americans have redefined grace to mean that God is so eager to save people from Hell that He will change His nature and universal principles for their individual benefit.”
I heard a powerful presentation by a man named Bill Weiss who spent 23 minutes in hell through a vision the Lord had given him. His story is quite incredible. He stands as a reminder that yes, hell does exist, and the one of the main purposes for Jesus’ death on the cross is so that each and every one of us can avoid it.
We need not be afraid to share our testimony if the opportunity presents itself. We are not responsible for the outcome of someone’s decision of faith, we are merely responsible for planting the seed.