Saturday, March 3, 2012

God provides the power to share Christ

Everything you will need to share Christ comes from God and His Power.  He provides the power through the Holy Spirit.  When you accepted Christ as your Lord and Savior, you received His power to live as a Christian and share Him with others.  What has God done in your life?  When your life is changed and you share the life-changing details with others, this is God’s power at work.  As the people you are sharing with hear and see the ways that God has changed your life, they will be able to experience Christ’s power first hand.  Thank God for His power.     

When I came to you, brothers, I did not come with eloquence or superior wisdom as I proclaimed to you the testimony about God.  For I resolved to know nothing while I was with you except Jesus Christ and him crucified.  I came to you in weakness and fear, and with much trembling.  My message and my preaching were not with wise and persuasive words, but with a demonstration of the Spirit’s power, so that your faith might not rest on men’s wisdom, but on God’s power. I Corinthians 2:1-5

What has Christ done for you?  You have a powerful confident testimony to share with others.  When you share what Christ has done for you, you can trust in God’s power to work through you.  God tells us in I Corinthians 2:1-5 (written above) that He wants you to be totally dependent on Him for everything you need.  You don’t need to be concerned with fancy speech or persuasive words.  You only need to have God’s power and the words that He will give you to share.  As you share Christ through His power you can have confidence because… it is all up to God.

God promises to teach you how to share Christ with others.  

Are you teachable?  If you are, God will teach you.  He wants you to know how to share with others.  How special it is to know that your teacher is not only teacher of the year; but, Teacher of all teachers!  The more time you spend with your teacher in prayer and reading the Bible, the more you will learn how to be an effective witness for Him.  God has so much He wants to share with you.  It is an exciting purpose to get to know Christ and share Him with others.

God’s plan for sharing Christ with those who need Christ is so awesome that there is no room for worry.  He takes care of every detail Himself.  He teaches you and gives you the words that you need to be His witness.  He is looking for worry free followers of Christ that will trust Him for every word to say to those that need Christ.

God will lead you to the people that need Christ.

Then Jesus came to them and said, “All authority in heaven and on earth has been given to me.  Therefore go and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit, and teaching them to obey everything I have commanded you.  And surely I am with you always, to the very end of the age.”  Matthew 28:18-20
Your life is full of people that need Christ.  A great question that you can ask God is, “Lord, who do you want me to share Christ with today?”  As you walk with God, you will see the people He wants you to share Christ with.  You have the joy and privilege of going where the people are with the purpose of sharing Christ. 

Until Jesus returns, God sends you on a mission, a great commission, to go with a great HeartTalk permission slip signed by the greatest authority that there is...  Jesus Christ.  

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