Title: A Prayer for Boldness to Share the Gospel
By: Emily Rose Massey
“The depraved flee when nobody is pursuing, however the righteous are daring as a lion” – Proverbs 28:1.
A couple of years in the past, I used to be met with a powerful want to start to make use of my social media accounts to share my religion in Christ with others. I didn’t wish to use my phrases to govern folks’s feelings to achieve likes or followers, however to level them to reality present in God’s Phrase alone.
As a author, I see social media as a spot of ministry. I by no means wish to compromise God’s reality in order that others could really feel extra comfy embracing my message. I don’t wish to twist or misread scripture in order that the complete that means is modified, or confusion is created as a result of it could contradict what we discover within the Bible. I found in a short time that exposing darkness and error wouldn’t win me any recognition contests on-line.
As somebody who has spent a few years therapeutic from the injuries of rejection, denying myself of the will to be a people-pleaser has to take priority in terms of sharing God’s reality, even when it tends to offend. Standing up for God’s Phrase in a tradition the place reality is relative, and never absolute correctly, comes with loads of pushback (even amongst professing Christians).
However as true Christ-followers, we’re to dwell to please God and never males. As believers, we shouldn’t compromise reality to be well-liked, however we additionally shouldn’t be quarrelsome. We have to stand agency upon reality it doesn’t matter what others could say about us or about our God.
Proverbs 28:1 reminds us that believers don’t again down or run away on the first signal of adversity:
“The depraved flee when nobody is pursuing, however the righteous are daring as a lion” (Proverbs 28:1, NASB).
We want the Holy Spirit’s assist any time we get up for Jesus; it’s His power that we should lean on. We want His boldness and braveness to be mild in a darkish world if we’re to be a mouthpiece for Him. Simply as we can’t muster up our personal righteousness, we can’t muster up boldness and power as a witness for Jesus.
We’ve to solely depend on the Holy Spirit’s work in our lives and in our hearts. God needs that none ought to perish, however that every one ought to come to repentance (2 Peter 3:9), in order that ought to be the heartbeat behind why we share reality with others. It’s not about us being proper in order that they’d observe us, however that they’d come to the data of reality in order that they may observe Jesus alone.
Could the Lord give us the boldness to share His Phrase with others in order that they might come to know Him and love Him extra.
I thank You for calling me to Your self and making me Your baby by way of what Jesus did for me on the cross. In Him, I’m now in a position to be referred to as righteous, not for something I’ve achieved, however due to His sacrifice.
You might have referred to as us as believers to enter the world and make disciples of each nation. I ask that You give me a braveness and boldness to share Your reality and Your Gospel with these round me, whether or not that’s on-line or with one other individual head to head.
I pray that these you place in my path would see Your nice love for them within the reality that I share.
In Jesus’ identify, Amen.
Emily Massey started writing quick tales and poetry as a little bit woman, entered the running a blog world in her early 20s, and printed her first e book in 2015. She enjoys being a stay-at-home momma whereas nonetheless having the ability to pursue her ardour as a author. Believing she has been forgiven a lot, she loves a lot, and needs to level others to Christ and His redemptive and remodeling energy, particularly by sharing reality present in God’s written phrase. If you want to attach with Emily, you may go to www.emilyrosemassey.com.
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