We go to church and we hear the minister speak of telling others about Jesus, and somehow we believe we need to bring them to church so the minister can tell them about Jesus. We have gotten this mentality that only the theologians are qualified to lead men and women to Jesus. Yet in the Bible over and over we see how Jesus used common people to go tell the world about Him.
As I was reading in I Corinthians 2, Paul was telling the people in the beginning of this passage that he came to them in weakness; timid and trembling. He used a simple message, no eloquent words, to impress the people. He simply told them about Jesus and who He was and why they needed Him. He relied totally on the power of the Holy Spirit to use his words so the people would see the power of God and know only God could have been speaking through him.
Jesus simply needs us to be His hands and feet in this world. When He said, “Go ye into the world…” , He wasn’t referring to only those who had been to Bible college, but to all men and women. It is our responsibility to tell people about Jesus, then we pray and allow the Spirit of God to take our words and plant seeds in hearts.
So often we place it on our pastors and those in leadership to be the ones to lead people to Jesus, but Jesus calls each one of us to tell others about who He is.
Paul allowed God to speak through him and use the words He spoke to bring life to the people. He did not rely on his own power and strength. Paul knew how Jesus changed lives because He had completely changed his! Sometimes I think we need to go back and remember just what Jesus has done for each one of us. I can’t imagine where I would be today without Him. Some days it does me good to go back and remember just what God has brought me from, and through!
Then we need to pray and ask God to give us a burden for the lost souls in our world today. The Bible says, “The harvest is plenty, but the laborers are so few.” It’s time to stand up boldly and tell others about Jesus. My salvation not only promises me a life in heaven, but peace and joy on this earth. Don’t we want that for everyone?
I know I get so caught up in daily living and all the things in my own life, that I forget the reason I am here on this earth. To go out and be disciples and bring others to a saving knowledge of the Savior. I need to take my eyes off of myself, and place them on those who so desperately need to hear my story of how I met Jesus, just in simple words, my story can make a difference in the lives of others.
Paul’s story made a difference. Can you imagine the excitement in his voice when he shared Jesus, and he told them, I was killing Christians, I was the one all of you were afraid of. I was knowledgeable of God and the Bible, but I didn’t have a personal relationship with Jesus. But then one day I was walking down the road to Damascus and Jesus passed by my way, and let me tell you how He has changed my life. Oh my the excitement he must have had as he shared what Jesus had done for him.
Do you have that same excitement? May we each pray for a burning passion to tell others about this wonderful Lord we know. We don’t have to be a scholar to tell people about Jesus. We just need to tell what He has done in our lives. Share our story with others and allow the Holy Spirit to do the rest.
I love the words to this song. May it burn in each one of us to use our lives to tell this world about Jesus Christ, the greatest story they will ever hear is the one about salvation.
Help me win the lost and see them in their need.
Help me win the lost, salvation’s cause to plead.
Help me win the lost, oh Spirit please empower, oh please