Updated: Jan 4, 2020
Matthew 28:19 (NKJV)
19 Go therefore and make disciples of all the nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit,
During the next 5 devotionals, we are going to discuss a very important part of expanding the Kingdom, witnessing. We are going to look at what it is, why it’s important and how to decide whether or not you are being called to participate. Before we get started down this path, pray that the Lord would open your heart to the next several days as we explore the idea of witnessing.
The Lord is so good to include us in His work, we have previously stated in this devotional that while God could achieve everything He needs to, He is gracious enough to include us in it. Some of us will be called to evangelize, others to teach, some to be deacons and elders, while others may be asked to provide council, among many different tasks. The Lord will call each of us according to the abilities He has already provided. The exciting part, God is calling all of us to help make disciples in all nations.
When you think about what is being asked, it is absolutely amazing and terrifying at the same time. Amazing because we are part of God’s great plan to spread the Gospel throughout the entire world. We are responsible to make sure that Jesus is known by the people around us, the people we encounter on a daily basis, the stranger down the street, the cashier at the local store, we are responsible to deliver the hope that is Jesus to each and every one of them. This task can be terrifying when you think about the importance of the message you are about to spread. But, one thing is very clear, we are all being called to carry the message. Witnessing is truly a team event that could never be accomplished by a single person, we need to help other brothers and sisters out, and encourage them to continue the spreading of God’s amazing promises.
Are you being called to spread the Gospel, to provide solid witness and council? absolutely! I think the most important thing to remember is that while we are all called to help spread the hope, none of us are being tasked to do this alone. As we continue to look at witnessing over the next few days, think about what it is, how you are going to help, and most importantly, be praying for those brothers and sisters that are already in the trenches.
We are all being called to spread the Gospel, it is a command. We can either avoid the calling in fear or go out and spread the Word with the power and confidence our Lord has given to us, after all, we were not given the spirit of fear.
Philippians 4:13 (NKJV)
13 I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me.
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