Evangelism: Week 2 - Devotion 1
“But you will receive power when the Holy Spirit comes on you; and you will be my witnesses in Jerusalem, and in all Judea and Samaria, and to the ends of the earth.”- Acts 1:8
Have you ever sold Girl Scout cookies? Even if you're a dude, you still know you love to EAT Girl Scout cookies, right? Have you ever noticed that you rarely see a little girl selling them by herself? Her mom or dad is there with her helping to make it happen. Often from the kid's perspective, they're killing it, selling like crazy. But most of the folks who buy the cookies know who the real power behind the business is: the mom or dad accompanying who have given the girl the task of selling the cookies!
We too have been given a task to do. We've been called by God to share the Gospel with our friends. This can be one of the most uncomfortable things we do as Christ-followers. We take the thing most precious and personal thing about us and put it out there for another person to either accept or reject. Thankfully, we aren't sent out there alone.
We must remember that from our perspective it may feel this way, but if we were able to see our effort and attempts at evangelism from God’s perspective, we would see that He is the one that is actually doing most of the work. And this is a very good thing!
Think about this:
1. What are some of your fears you have about sharing your faith with your friends?
2. If Jesus is really with you as you do this, what do you need from Him to have the confidence and courage to share God’s love and grace?
3. You are so loved by God, and He wants us to share our real life and feelings with Him. Spend a few minutes in prayer telling God your fears, and asking Him for what you need to obey His call to GO.