After bible study tonight my friend Abigail was telling me about how she has been sharing the gospel with this little boy she nannys, and the first thing that came out of my mouth was..."I should be a Nanny." She stopped me right there to point out no matter what your profession, or who you are, you can be used to point people towards Jesus. Hearing her story gave me hope, hope that if I shared, people would listen, hope that being bold is rewarding, and hope that God meant for every single one of us to share the good news.
Mark 16:15 "He said to them, “Go into all the world and preach the gospel to all creation."
It's soooo easy for Christian to be in their Christian bubble...go to bible study, Youth Group, Church on Sunday, use Christianese, and repeat. I fall victim to this all the time, but I'm sick of being content there! The devil loves an inactive Christian.
Look for opportunities to share the gospel, and tell people about Jesus. About once a year (or every two) God may drop a spiritual conversation in your lap, making it practically unavoidable to talk about God. There is an urgency to sharing the gospel, and we can't afford to wait. If someone asked you what you did this weekend, tell them what you learned at Church, or pray before lunch at school or work. There are so many things we can simply do, say, or ask, that can naturally bring up these meaningful conversations! Romans 1:16 "For I am not ashamed of the gospel, because it is the power of God that brings salvation to everyone who believes: first to the Jew, then to the Gentile."
2. BE BOLD:
Stop thinking first about how talking about Jesus is going to make YOU look, instead think about how it's going to make God look. Take risks, maybe that means brining up a conversation about God with someone you know isn't religious. Stop worrying about everything that could go wrong, but instead focus on what it could mean if it goes right! I've had hour long conversations with people that I thought wouldn't even give me 2 minutes, God always surprises us in this way! Acts 28:31 "Proclaim the kingdom of God and teach about the Lord Jesus Christ with all boldness and without hindrance."
Words in themselves will not cause someone to believe... it's the knowledge (words) as well as the holy spirit that causes someone to experience the truth. After and/or before you talk about Jesus with someone, pray that they see that God is alive and active, loves and cares about them, and wants a personal relationship with them! Be consistent in praying for someone, don't give up, pray BELIEVING that they will experience the truth of the gospel. Matthew 21:22 "If you believe, you will receive whatever you ask for in prayer."
For a really clear visual of the gospel visit our page called "Jesus's Story": http://mysundaydress.com/jesuss-story/