It takes guts to share your faith, doesn’t it?
Many times I have heard people say, “I am sharing my faith by the way I live my life; I don’t have to say anything about Jesus.”
Well, if we are all sharing our faith just by the way we are living our lives, will anybody ever believe in Christ? Will they see us reading our Bibles? Will they see us praying? When we feed or clothe the hungry and naked, will they be watching?
Chances are the answers to these questions are “no.” Most of the time, we are reading our Bibles and praying in the solitude of our homes.
How would anybody know that we are a Christian?
I imagine that our neighbors possibly see us leave every Sunday morning in our church clothes, and that is making a statement that we are church-goers. But that will not lead them to Christ. Have we invited them to go with us lately? I would be found “not guilty” of making an invitation to my neighbor recently.
Perhaps we really don’t lead people to faith in Jesus Christ just by the way we live our lives. That is a lie from Satan and he would like for us to believe it. He wants us to keep quiet. The quieter we are, the less people will learn about who Jesus is.
Now, by all means we have to keep living our lives publicly. But there has to be more if we are going to lead others to a saving relationship with Jesus.
We need more prayers, more words, more action.
What does it mean to proclaim?
Deuteronomy 32:3 says, “I will proclaim the name of the Lord. Oh, praise the greatness of our God!”
Proclaim means to “announce officially or publicly.”
The words in Deuteronomy 32:3 were from a song Moses wrote before he died. Moses told Joshua that his days on earth were about to end and now Joshua would lead the people into the Promised Land.
Do you think Moses was officially proclaiming the name of the Lord to the people?
Sure. He not only lived his life as a follower of God, but he also voiced his opinion and told the people. He wrote a song that will live on forever for all the generations to follow him. The Song of Moses can be found in it’s entirety in Deuteronomy 32:1-43
Moses had walked with God and now he was leaving his words and legacy behind. He was telling the people after him how to live for and follow the Lord. He was a great example for us. He told others what he saw, for example in Deuteronomy 31:15 , when he shared that God appeared in a “pillar of cloud.”
This month Ask God Today Ministries is going to be exploring different verses throughout the Book of 1 John.
Chapter 1 also talks about how those who proclaimed what they had seen, touched, and experienced. They saw Jesus. They walked with Him, touched Him, and saw Him day after day.
Aren’t we blessed that those who lived before us left written words and stories of what they learned from walking with God?
It tells of lives that were changed and used by our sweet God.
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That which was from the beginning, which we have heard, which we have seen with our eyes, which we have looked at and our hands have touched—this we proclaim concerning the Word of life. The life appeared; we have seen it and testify to it, and we proclaim to you the eternal life, which was with the Father and has appeared to us. We proclaim to you what we have seen and heard, so that you also may have fellowship with us. And our fellowship is with the Father and with his Son, Jesus Christ.
1 John 1:1-3
John told us why he wrote what he saw and experienced. He received joy from sharing.
Doesn’t speaking your faith to others bring you joy as well?
How cool is that?
We write this to make our joy complete.
1 John 1:4
What are you leaving for those who live after you? Are you telling your stories? Are you telling God stories?
We would love to hear your comments or stories.
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