Monday, October 20, 2014

31 Psalms That Meet Me in the Mess - A Story That Saves



Let the redeemed of the Lord tell their story-those he redeemed from the hand of the foe.
Psalm 107:2


Evangelism can be a scary thing.  The word itself makes me uncomfortable.

It conjures up images of door to door salesmen, paper tracts, and condemnation.  I'm just not a fan.

I'm a firm believer that love demonstrated inside of a relationship (no matter how deep or shallow) is the best way to introduce non-believers to Jesus.  

After all, when you show unassuming, genuine love to someone, you are demonstrating exactly who Jesus is and how Jesus is.  It's not shouting, bible throwing, or shoving facts down their throats.

It's hope after her abortion.  It's a car full of groceries after he has lost his job.  It's free babysitting for the single, exhausted, frayed and torn single mother.

When you come alongside someone to support, encourage, hold, and love, you open the door of opportunity to share your story.  And as a Christian, Jesus is the star of your story.

Penn Jillette, an atheist and one half of an entertaining duo called Penn and Teller, says this about sharing faith:

"How much do you have to hate somebody to not prosthelytize?  How much do you have to hate somebody to believe that everlasting life is possible, and not tell them that?"

Ouch.

Even those who don't believe in our precious creator can see the ugly black void in withholding our story, withholding our passion.

As Christians, each one of us has a beautiful story that begs to be told.  It's the best way to introduce (or re-introduce) a fallen world to Jesus.  Who can you share your story with next?



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