We’ve all seen that kid who gets a gift and cannot share. Anytime someone gets near it or touches it they scream “MINE” and snatch it from them. Don’t you want to just poke that kid in the eye? When you see a kid that’s like this we usually call them spoiled. That’s because, like milk, they are lumpy and smell bad. Or… maybe there’s another reason? For whatever reason I like to think of that as what I am saying when I say they are spoiled… I mean NO, I never say that about anyone.
Seriously though, we all know this is irritating to see/hear. What’s even worse is if that is YOUR kid. If you give your kid something and they do this it almost makes you want to take the thing you’ve given them and smash it on the ground, then do jumping jacks on it. The only that keeps you from doing that is the fact that this would take way to much energy. Understandable.
Aren’t we blessed that God doesn’t do this to us? Let’s read this together:
13 For “Everyone who calls on the name of the Lord will be saved.” 14 But how can they call on him to save them unless they believe in him? And how can they believe in him if they have never heard about him? And how can they hear about him unless someone tells them? 15 And how will anyone go and tell them without being sent? That is why the Scriptures say, “How beautiful are the feet of messengers who bring good news!” Romans 10.
We’ve been focusing on being a herald for the Lord this week… and unfortunately MOST of us are like that whiny kid who grabs the gift that God has given us and says “MINE!” We are so selfish. We are lucky that God doesn’t take our salvation and smash it on the ground, then do jumping jacks on it. If He did, that would likely be a loud, scary process.
Can you imagine seeing a kid be stingy with a life vest or life boat? That kid being on a ship that’s sinking and having enough for others to use but the kid is being stingy yelling “MINE!” You would be enraged. Yet here we are. More than enough to share, knowing we could save souls, stingy and terrified of being rejected.
Yesterday I mentioned that sharing online is similar to preaching from the street corners: it’s where people are constantly going by and isn’t super embarrassing (like some would consider street evangelism). SOOO we should be evangelizing online as it’s the easiest way to reach the lost. However, when we leave our home we should be opening our mouth too. All it takes is singing worship, being joyful, and being loving… someone will ask you WHY?! If not, you’ve tried! Put a sticker on your door and get a bracelet that is with your keys so that you can put it on when you leave your home. Once you’ve left, be in prayer for God to lead you to an opportunity, then pay attention for that opportunity!
“I will do whatever you ask in my name, so that the Father may be glorified in the Son. If in my name you ask me for anything, I will do it” (John 14:13–14, New International Version).
“Until now you have not asked for anything in my name. Ask and you will receive, so that your joy may be complete” (John 16:24, NIV).
Is this in the will of Christ? I am sure. Could you imagine every time you leave your house seeing people hear the Gospel and potentially being saved?!
Spend 1 minute thanking God for not smashing your salvation for being stingy. Then spend 2-3 minutes asking Him to help you truly seek to evangelize and share the Gospel as much as possible!! You need help to remember because the enemy is going to do whatever he can to keep you from it.
This whole thing was about relating… Tell someone about this, but most importantly start implementing this so that you can share the Gospel!!