Recently, someone asked me a question.
HOW DO YOU TELL SOMEONE ABOUT JESUS? Someone who doesn’t want to hear about HIM..someone who has chosen to reject HIM..
My answer: You live it. They simply need you to SHOW THEM JESUS. They don’t need for you to hit them over the head with The Bible..they don’t need your condemnation. They just need to SEE JESUS.
Sound simple enough?
LIVE IT. BE A DOER..NOT JUST A HEARER.
James 2:17 (NIV) ~ In the same way, faith by itself, if it is not accompanied by action, is dead.
It can be so hard to hold our tongues…we just want them to know HIM. We want them to have what we have.
It takes patience. It takes intentionality. It takes perseverance. Time. Prayer. Obedience.
Patience, because of the many times you may hear “no” or “not interested” or “I’ve tried that”…
Intentionality, because when God calls you to do something HE is calling you to give it your all.
Perseverance, because it may not be easy..and you may feel like giving up. DON’T. GIVE. UP.
Time, because not everything happens fast. God’s timing is not our timing.
Prayer, because we need to communicate with God..we need to listen to HIM.
Obedience, because our obedience to God’s call will lead to blessing..and if the one we are witnessing to is obedient..it will lead to them knowing our God.
One more thing: Don’t take rejection personally. They aren’t rejecting you. Sadly, they are rejecting God.
What an awesome question that I was asked! Made me smile inside. Just knowing that the ones asking desired to share God with others.
Remember the saying…YOU may be the ONLY BIBLE that some people ever read.
Matthew 5:15, 16 (NIV)~ Neither do people light a lamp and put it under a bowl. Instead they put it on its stand, and it gives light to everyone in the house. In the same way, let your light shine before men, that they may see your good deeds and praise your Father in heaven.
Keep Shining my friends! Don’t. Give. Up.
UNTIL NEXT TIME,
P.S. ~ stay tuned for more posts about sharing Jesus.. Because not only do you need to Show them Jesus, but you have to KNOW His Word and know HIM..so that you can shine for HIM! 🙂