Weekly Challenge # 4, October 5 - 10:
This is your last opportunity to invite people to Friend Day. Reconnect with all of those you have invited, reminding them of special day and the times of worship. Seek one of your names that you hope to have a spiritual conversation with this week. Ask God for an open door.
I trust that this month's emphasis on EMBRACE has challenged your heart to follow the Lord in obedience as it relates to see your relationships as God given opportunities for you to reach people for Him and to share the love of Christ. It is important that we realize that we are to love people as Christ loved them with a giving, sacrificial love and that part of loving them is to care enough to share the greatest truth in the world with them. That truth is that God loves them, sent His Son Jesus to die for them, and that God desires a personal relationship with them, now and forever.
How do we overcome the fear or the hesitation to enter into spiritual conversations?
1. Prayer. Pray that God will give you boldness to share in His confidence.
2. Salvation. Be sure of your own faith, and share your story of how God brought you to the place of salvation.
3. Purity. I know that if I have allowed sin or unconfessed sin to reign in my life then I am unlikely to want to share with others about my faith.
4. Faith. Faith is leaving the results to the Holy Spirit's work in their life. My job is faithful obedience and loving them, God is the one who saves.