Saturday, April 30, 2016

Help for Witnessing to Others

Witnessing to others is difficult. Many have no idea how to do it. Michael Pearl has spent his life witnessing to others in prisons, to neighbors, street evangelism, in church, and to anyone who will listen. He has a passion for Christ and His Word. Years ago in No Greater Joy Magazine, he wrote how to witness. It has been on my kitchen desk all these years for my children to see and anyone who uses our phone. Make sure you are using your short life here to glorify God in all that you do!

Treat everyone you meet as if they are Christian brothers and sisters who are dear to you. In short, love them as they have never been loved.

Be continually joyful. Everyone is attracted to joy and no one will fault 
you for it. They will want what you have.

Be successful. Be the best at whatever you do. Everyone admires success 
and sincere effort. They will respect you for it.

Be helpful. Infuse something good into the lives of everyone you meet. 
Make them feel better about themselves in a clean and pure way.

Be generous. When others see you giving, they will recognize God in it.

Be gracious and cheerful in your righteousness. Don't be prudish and standoffish in your convictions. When you decline to participate in sin, don't do so in a way that says, "I am better than you, and you are a dog."

Be open. People are scared of the unknown. Let people get to know you and 
see that you don't bite and you don't have any secrets.

Don't do religious things to be seen of men. Let your righteousness be purity 
of heart and intention.

Speak of God and Jesus occasionally when it is spontaneously true. For instance, you might say, "Isn't it a beautiful day God has made?" or "God has blessed me with good health." On occasion you might say something like, "If it were not for Jesus Christ, I would be on my way to hell."

Follow the Holy Spirit's leading in knowing who is ready to receive the message. In time, someone will open up to you and ask a question, like, "Why are you always happy?" or "Why don't you _____?" Answer them honestly, telling them of your commitment to Christ and of your conversion. When the moment seems right, tell them the gospel story in detail. Win just one person and it is all worth it {even if it's just those precious children you are raising! - Lori}. 

But sanctify the Lord God in your hearts: and be ready always to give an answer to every man that asketh you a reason of the hope that is in you with meekness and fear:
1 Peter 3:15