Men evangelise

1 Peter 5:6 Humble yourselves therefore under the mighty hand of God, that He may exalt you in due time.

I have been speaking a lot to a gentlemen at work recently who happens to be a Christian like myself. I work in trades so there tends to be a lot of crude humour. This gentlemen is in his early 50’s and has been a Christian for longer than myself. The topic of how to witness or share Christ in the workplace has been a topic of ours recently. In a world where there seems to be very few Christian men or women, the few who are chosen must not ignore this call.

There are multiple ways in which Jesus will choose to reach people. Sometimes it is purely through scripture that people are captivated by Christ.  Mark 16:15 tells us to go into all the world and preach the gospel. James chapter one tells us to be doers of the word of God. If you believe the bible this is something we are tasked to do as followers of Jesus Christ. You cannot say that you didn’t feel God moving you to do these things because it is clearly written as an instruction.

I know that Jesus lives in us, His love overflows from us, and that He moves us to do His will. You must practice hearing God’s voice then you can better know how to allow the Holy Ghost to move through you in speech. Having  an abundance of God’s word in you will help God to work through you.

John 1:1 In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God.

Most people will not receive what you are saying well, be it Christ or anything for that matter, until you have on some level earned their trust.  Some people will only take minutes, while others take months. People can usually tell when someone is different. The fruit of joy in someone’s life is very obvious in a world of complaining, negative, vulgar language. Most people just need someone to listen and feel validated in their opinion. You may or may not agree with their opinion, but just focus more on loving this person than being right. Waiting until the right moment to share Christ is important because you want the seed you are planting to land on good soil in their mind and be well received.

The devil is working overtime filling this world with lies and keeping people so busy they don’t have time for the things in life which really matter. Telling people about the reason for the hope you have inside you will encourage them. People must know the truth about Jesus and you are just the person to do it, no matter how insignificant you feel.

 

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