Monday, April 5, 2010

Can I Get A Witness? Exploring Open Doors for Sharing the Good News!

Hey Everybody,

Coming off a great Easter weekend is the perfect time to talk about evangelism! As moms, we have the opportunity to share the news of Christ with lots of people! I've noticed that whether I’m shopping at the grocery store or waiting at the orthodontist’s office, I can easily strike up a conversation with a stranger. It takes only a few minutes before I mention my husband or my children, or both. Lately, I find myself talking about couponing! LOL! However, I am usually long gone from the conversation before I realize I could have and should have mentioned Christ.

Telling others about Jesus ought to be the most natural thing in the world for a Christian. For some reason, however, it isn’t. “Christians have made the soul-winning process far more difficult than God ever intended,” says David Morel, author of Secret to an Open Door. Attributing much of our hesitation to past experiences of rejection, Morel explains, “Most people have tried to share Christ and they got a brick wall in response. Anything is fair game to talk about except Jesus, so we naturally shy away from it.” Morel says there are three keys to personal evangelism that, once put into motion, will begin to open doors to sharing the Gospel with unbelievers. We'll be talking about those three keys this week! The first key is prayer.

Prayer is a Green Light. “When we really cry out to God for the lost, He opens doors for us that have previously been closed,” Morel notes. Because he prays consistently for open doors and because he has seen God respond so many times, Morel has come to a place in his life where he expects open doors on a daily basis. For busy moms who are already multi-tasking, he offers this idea as a memory trigger for help in learning to pray for the lost: “When you’re driving, every time the light turns green, pray for the lost. This is a way to bring prayers for the lost to your conscious mind on a regular basis.” Check out these tips:
  • Create a list of lost people to pray for. Remember your unsaved children, other family members, co-workers, and neighbors.
  • Pray for open doors of opportunity, in conversation and in your daily routine.
  • Pray for a greater love for people that will press past inconvenience and discomfort in order to share Christ.


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