Posted on January 23 2018
As the new year began, I thought to myself, "What is something I can do that will make a positive impact not only on myself but others around me even if it pushes me out of my comfort zone?" As soon as I asked myself that question, I knew the answer. Share the Gospel with anyone and everyone not matter the circumstance because that is what I am called to do. So I began praying that when the opportunity presented itself that the Lord would speak through me because I am not a theologian. I don't always have the right words, and I don't want to say something wrong. Anyone else feel that way?
So two weeks into the new year, the first opportunity arose. A clay heart (made at a Heart to Home bible study at Missy Robertson's home) hangs from my rear view mirror. It has been there for almost three years. My four year old niece asked the other day as she pointed to the heart, "What's that on there?" I could have easily told her a clay heart that I made, but instead I went into the story of the Gospel. I told her what each symbol meant that Jesus came to earth, died on the cross, was buried, rose from the dead, and that he is coming again one day. I asked her if she knew that Jesus loves her very much. I don't know what all actually processed because she is only four, but I planted that seed.
At that moment, I didn't realize that God was testing me, but He was. Was I going to skip out on sharing the Gospel or was I going to give it my best shot and explain it to my four year old niece? And even though, I was sharing it with such a young child and shouldn't be fearful of a loss of words, it is just as important as sharing it with any one of any age. After we have affirmed our faith and, while we are here on earth, Jesus has instructed us to take action. Matthew 28:18-20 reads, "Then Jesus came to them and said, 'All authority in heaven and on earth has been given to me. Therefore go and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit, and teaching them to obey everything I have commanded you. And surely I am with you always, to the very end of the age.'"
So, my challenge to you is this. I challenge you to join me in planting a seed and sharing the Gospel wherever you go. Don't be scared that you won't have the right words. You never know who you will lead to Christ. Be bold.