Wednesday, April 1, 2009

In His Word Wednesday- Reaching People for Christ

I am not a super out going person. I consider myself an introvert, and actually have anxiety about getting in front of people, or meeting new people! So, how is it that I, a Christian woman, a Women's Ministry Leader, a member of my church Worship Team, Nursery Director, and Elder's Wife, am I supposed to witness to people? I really am shy until you get to know me (or until I get to know YOU!).

For all of these roles, I have to step it up a little and trust that God will give me strength. And reading this also helps:

Tit 1:6-9 "A spiritual leader must have a good reputation. He must have only one wife and have children who are believers. His children shouldn't be known for having wild lifestyles or being rebellious. Because a bishop is a supervisor appointed by God, he must have a good reputation. He must not be a stubborn or irritable person. He must not drink too much or be a violent person. He must not use shameful ways to make money. Instead, he must be hospitable, love what is good, use good judgment, be fair and moral, and have self-control. He must be devoted to the trustworthy message we teach. Then he can use these accurate teachings to encourage people and correct those who oppose the word."

Although this is about Elders in the church, this SHOULD apply to us all. They were looking for some good people to be an example of who God wanted His people to be, and notice it says nothing about teaching or preaching. It is talking about Godly BEHAVIOR. We don't have to be great teachers to be used by God. Our ACTIONS are what speaks the loudest to others!

So, let the love of GOD be spread through every fiber of our bodies. Let every cell sing to the KING! Our lives should be through and through in love with God.

How do we achieve this??? Ever hear of the kid's song, "Oh, be careful little ears what you hear. Be careful little eyes what you see. Be careful little hands what you do." ??? THAT is how we achieve our lives being saturated with God. We don't watch questionable movies or TV shows, we don't listen to non-Christian radio or teachers, we don't look at magazines that would give us ungodly thoughts, and then don't put your hands in motion to doing ungodly things.

1Co 10:31-33 "So, whether you eat or drink, or whatever you do, do everything to the glory of God. Don't cause others to stumble, whether they are Jewish, Greek, or members of God's church. I try to please everyone in every way. I don't think about what would be good for me but about what would be good for many people so that they might be saved."

You want to know how to win people for Christ, start with permeating your whole self with the sweet smelling aroma of our God and Father, Jesus Christ! People WILL notice!

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Megan said...

great post Sarah, great things to remember.

thanks for linking!