As our season changes from Summer to Fall we think “My, time has gone by so fast!” yet within that time-frame one has to think: As a Christian, what role have I played in someone’s life? Have I done enough? Where do I even start? So glad you asked! We all can do our part by 3 easy steps:
#1 Simply telling someone of the goodness of God. Donnie McClurkin said it so eloquently “For a saint is just is a sinner who fell down…and got up”. In a time where jobs are scarce, money is tight, and there is havoc all around us it is so easy to get caught up within the storm and your faith is being tested more than ever. We have all felt at one point like “nobody understands what I’m going through”. But if we can give a quick testimony to someone or give an encouraging word to one another, you never know who would be blessed by it. Colossians 4:6 (NIV) Let your conversation be always full of grace, seasoned with salt, so that you may know how to answer everyone.” When we tell others about Christ it is important to be gracious in what we say. When it says “seasoned with salt”, it means what we say “should be of good taste” and should edify and encourage further dialogue.
#2 Be Prepared. 2 Timothy 4:2 (NIV) Preach the word; be prepared in season and out of season; correct, rebuke and encourage—with great patience and careful instruction. We never know when the opportunity will come to witness to others or who will seek us for knowledge about God, but God is asking us to be ready to serve HIM in any situation. Statement: “I don’t think I’m a strong enough Christian to Witness” Ecclesiastes 3:1 “There is a time for everything and a season for every activity under heaven”. God will never put you in a position that you can’t handle. Our witness doesn’t always have to be in words but by our actions alone.
#3 Letting your light shine can speak volumes. Don’t wait until the next season to witness or to encourage; help your fellow brother/sister to “GET BACK UP AGAIN”……….