138/365 days of blogging.
As Christians, we sometimes become greatly discouraged over our witness to others; we oftentimes wonder whether or not our testimony of God’s grace in our lives is sufficient. We tuck our tails between our legs and whimper back to our secure, dark hiding place whenever the enemy attacks us and/or someone who we try to win over for Christ is offended by something we say or do.
Friends, Jesus knows what we are going through. He was rejected over and over again, even by his own family and friends. How it must have pained Him to feel that rejection; to feel that loss. Yet, through it all, He remained faithful to the Father and to the course that His Life, and His own witness, would accomplish. Through His Crucifixion, Death and Resurrection, we who believe in Him and accept Jesus as our Lord and Savior can tell others about His amazing message.
Sure, it’s tough to tell others; it is perhaps the toughest thing we will ever do in our lives besides living daily for Christ, and dying to self. The rejection and scorn we feel from others who are blinded by the enemy is heart-wrenching; it feels as if our very souls are ripped out when this comes from our own families. But as long as we stay the course and keep our focus on Jesus, then things DO work out. And we are able to tell others about Him.
It’s been said, time and time again, to “preach the Word of God; and when necesssary, use words.” Our daily actions are sometimes the most powerful witness this world can see; and the love that we show to, and for, others is the Christ-like love that can so very often “win” someone over to Him.
We always need to remember that it’s not about us, it’s all about Jesus.
When the time comes, the Holy Spirit will lead and guide us to those lost souls, and show them the love of Jesus.
And, when necessary…to use words.