Monday, March 5, 2012

God provides the path to share Christ

Trust in the Lord with all your heart and lean not on your own understanding; in all your ways acknowledge him, and he will make your path straight. Proverbs 3:5-6

Have you ever gone into a maze and tried to get out, or worked on a maze in a puzzle book?  God’s path is not like a maze.  He has a straight path to follow.  He wants you to look for His path in your life as you share Christ with others. Lean on the Lord for everything you need to walk this path.

God’s path leads to open doors to share Christ

And pray for us, too, that God may open a door for our message, so that we may proclaim the mystery of Christ, for which I am in chains.  Pray that I may proclaim it clearly, as I should.  Be wise in the way you act toward outsiders; make the most of every opportunity. Colossians 4:3-5

God opens every door for you to share Christ with others.  Picture with me a door with only one doorknob on the door…the doorknob is on God’s side of the door, not your side.  As you pray, He opens each door of opportunity to share Christ with people who He puts in your pathway.  The only thing that you need to be ready to do is to walk through the doors that He opens and share His simple message.  This is a lifestyle that is so exciting.

What are some of the doors that God may open up for you as a Christian to share Christ with others?  For example: at your home, with your mail carrier, at the store, at school, at the ballgame, on vacation, on an airplane, at church… The list goes on and on.  When there are many open doors for His message, your life becomes a life with purpose.

God’s path leads to open hearts that are ready to accept Christ

“God did this so that men would seek him and perhaps reach out for him and find him, though he is not far from each one of us.”  Acts 17:27

“One of those listening was a woman named Lydia, a dealer in purple cloth from the city of Thyatira, who was a worshiper of God.  The Lord opened her heart to respond to Paul’s message.”  Acts 16:14

When you share Christ with someone, guess what?  God has already prepared his/her heart to listen to what you are sharing!  He/she is already searching for Christ.  God wants to use you to bring the answer to this person who has been searching.  God prepares the heart of each one to accept Jesus as Lord and Savior.  He is looking for obedient followers with open hearts who are ready to share Christ.

NOTE: Today's post is taken from HeartCall: A New Heart and written by Tracy Jones.