Evangelism?

Hello All,

I’ve been busy, but I wanted to take a minute to write on a subject that is becoming more and more pressing to me everyday: Evangelism. 

A few weeks ago, I was in a store parking lot, and a lady walked up to me and said, “can I ask you a question?” So I said sure. She went on to tell me how she was homeless and how she was trying to raise up enough money to get a room at a local motel to take a shower and get some decent rest.  I knew, and had previously meditated (thought on) on the fact that it is our Christian duty to help those in need – so when she asked for cash, I had no reservations in giving to her and I really didn’t need to give it much thought. 

Fast forward 10 minutes and all of a sudden it hit me: Why didn’t you talk to this woman about Christ? It honestly didn’t occur to me until she was long gone. Since then, I’ve been focusing my mind on evangelizing. What do I say? How should I approach the topic of Jesus with a perfect stranger? Then I came across this:

Today, much of the emphasis of the church is placed on techniques of evangelism or spiritual warfare. We motivate people to witness through feelings of guilt or punishment if they don’t.”

This made me think that I don’t need to figure out a technique or how to approach a person. I really just need to focus on how much I love Jesus & how much Jesus loved/loves me! If I spend my time focusing on that fact, when an opportunity presents itself, I’ll automatically respond, “Do you know that God loves you so much that He sent his Son to die for you and me?”

As if I need anymore motivation to be Jesus’ “hype man,” Romans 1:16 says: 

For I am not ashamed of the gospel, for it is the power of God for salvation to everyone who believes, to the Jew first and also to the Greek. 

An individual’s salvation is not up to me. All I’m doing is making the information available to them. Whether they accept the free gift is not up to me. And even if I never open my mouth, God still loves me. Isn’t that wonderful?

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Prayer for Protection

“Jesus, be a fence all around me everyday. Jesus I want you to protect me as I travel along the way.”

Lord, your word says that “the Lord is faithful, and he will strengthen you and protect you from the evil one.” (2 Thessalonians 3:3) God, it also says that you are not a man that you should lie. (Numbers 23:19) Thank you for always being a promise keeper and keeping true to your words. God, we know that the entire universe was pieced together by your words (Genesis 1) and so we know how important they are.

Thank you for protection from evil and protection from people and things that attempt to steal my joy. Thank you for overcoming those things (John 16:33) and giving me power and authority to do the same thing (Luke 10:19). I love you and I praise you for what you have already done in me today. Thank you for being with me always and never leaving me (Matthew 28:20).

In Jesus name I pray, amen.

I act like what…

I act like what I hope for!

(Example: if you’re hoping for a good day, despite what’s going on, make your actions those of a person having a good day.) That’s not being in denial – That’s walking in faith.

Now faith is confidence in what we hope for and assurance about what we do not see.

Hebrews 11:1

You foolish person, do you want evidence that faith without deeds is dead

James 2:20

God’s Word is EVERYTHING!

By faith we understand that the universe was formed at God’s command, so that what is seen was not made out of what was visible.” ~ Hebrews 11:3

Some people think that the Bible is just a book. Just a collection of stories that we read and model our lives after. What those people fail to realize is that God created the universe with his WORDS. He spoke, and things were created. That’s how powerful God’s words are.

I thank God for his word and for accessibility to it. We are so fortunate to live in a day and time where we can easily access God’s word. We are educated to read it, and it is printed in every language. Glory be to God for sharing His very self through His words.

Even approaching the topic of God’s word leaves me in awe. Every time I think of how open God has been towards us and how much He loves us to share himself with us – it blows my mind. I don’t even have the capacity to think about it. I just raise my hands and thank God that the same words used to create the universe are here for me. That same power is in those words.

Hallelujah!

Introduction

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Hey everyone! I’m Jess and I love God! I also really love giving advice. I thought, why not mix the two and start a blog! So here it is.

In reality, I have downtime right now and so I have time to do this. I can’t guarantee the length of time I’ll keep it up, but hopefully this will be a very therapeutic learning experience for me.

I’ve found that I really enjoy researching scripture, so if you need advice and would like it from a scriptural point of view – contact me and let’s Let the Word do the Work!