God has given you a Life Message to share!
“And now the word of the Lord is ringing out from you to people everywhere… or wherever we go we find people telling us about your faith in God…” 1 Thessalonians 1:8 (NLT)
When you became a believer, you also became God’s messenger. God wants to speak to the world through you. Paul said, “… we preach the word of God with sincerity and with Christ’s authority, knowing that God is watching us.” 2 Corinthians 2:17b (NLT)
You may feel you don’t have anything to share, but that’s the Devil trying to keep you silent. You have a storehouse of experiences that God wants to use to bring others into his family. The Bible says, “All who believe in the Son of God know in their hearts that this testimony is true.” 1 John 5:10a (NLT)
Your Life Message has four parts to it:
Your testimony: the story of how you began a relationship with Jesus.
Your life lessons: the most important lessons God has taught you.
Your godly passions: the issues God shaped that you care about most.
The Good News: the message of salvation.
Is anyone going to be in heaven because of you? Will anyone in heaven be able to say to you, “I want to thank you; I’m here because you cared enough to share the Good News with me?” Imagine the joy of greeting people in heaven whom you helped get there. The eternal salvation of a single soul is more important than anything else you will ever achieve in life.
Point to Ponder: God wants to say something to the world through me.
Verse to Remember: “And if someone asks about your hope as a believer, always be ready to explain it. But do this in a gentle and respectful way.” 1 Peter 3:15b-16 (NLT)
Question to Consider: As I reflect on my personal story - who does God, want me to share it with?
David V. Jimenez
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