What's Your Message
Have you ever thought that God wants to speak to the world through you? Paul said, “In Christ we speak the truth before God, as messengers of God.” Wake up to the fact that you have a storehouse of experiences that God wants to use to bring others into His family. That testimony is in you.
Your message includes your testimony.
This is the story of how Jesus made a difference in your life. In a courtroom, a witness isn’t expected to argue the case but rather, simply report what happened to them or what they saw. There is no other story just like yours, and there is nobody who can share it better than you. You may not be a bible scholar but you are the authority on your life and people cannot argue with personal experience, yours. Many who won’t accept the authority of the Bible will listen to a humble and personal story. As Paul said, “Always be ready to answer everyone who asks you to explain about the hope you have, but answer in a gentle way and with respect.” (1 Peter 3:15-16 NCV)
Your message includes your life lessons.
Sharing the truths that God has taught you from experiences with him can help others as well. While it is wise to learn from experience, it is wiser to learn from the experiences of others. Learning from one another is key. Prov. 25:12 TEV says, “A warning given by an experienced person to someone willing to listen is more valuable than… jewelry made of the finest gold.”
Your message includes the good news.
In 2 Cor. 5:19, Paul said, “For God was in Christ, reconciling the world to himself, no longer counting people’s sins against them. And He gave us this wonderful message of reconciliation.” This is the simple message that we must share with others any time the opportunity presents itself. The drive and passion to share the good news comes when we care for the unbeliever as much as God does. Your mission field is all around you so don’t miss the opportunities God is giving you every day. Then one day, someone will approach you in heaven and say, “Thank you. I’m here because you cared enough to share the Good News with me.”
Lord, speak through me to others today.
As your messenger, I will share the story of Jesus changing my life.
I will tell others about what you have done in my life.
I will share what lessons you have taught me.
And I will share the simple message of how you love them.
Help me to bring others into Your family today.
In Jesus’ Name.
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