Hello everybody. I know that it has been longer than usual since our last post, but I have not forgot about any of you. Interestingly enough, (or not, depending on your view) today I want to speak about the many people that feel they must take massive action to share the gospel, and how this is often detrimental to spreading the message. When people convince themselves that they have to take a large action, it often creates fear and inaction. The end result is that not even a small seed of the gospel is planted in anyone.
One thing I have learned over the last couple of weeks since Easter, is that we don’t need to take massive action to share the gospel, but what we must be committed to is taking any action at all to share it. How do you walk 10km? You take one small step after another – which is the complete opposite of thinking of doing something big and being too scared to take even a single step. We don’t have to proselytize people and preach like Billy Graham or Joel Osteen. That is their job which they were ordained to do. All of us, however, have a job just as important as theirs in preaching the gospel of Jesus Christ.
Imagine that a huge event like Osteen’s is attended by thousands of people. When those people leave the church they will be going their separate ways and having a unique life experience. Now imagine over the course of the next 2 weeks that person runs into 2 or 3 people who aren’t preaching, but just letting the person know they are Christian, while helping them out. That person now has not a single proof inside a church of the Gospel, but now has multiple life experience of how the good news has impacted people to help him over the course of 2 weeks. If that person was a non-believer, you have just made an incredible impact on their being to show them the good news that awaits when they give their life to Jesus!
So, if you analyze this example closely, how much did you really do? You didn’t speak in front of thousands of people or on a street corner, or cast out demons. All you did was be who you are and let them know who you are – a Christian. All you did is plant a seed. AND THAT IS OKAY. After all,
Mark 4:30 – 32
“Mar 4:30 And he said, Whereunto shall we liken the kingdom of God? or with what comparison shall we compare it? Mar 4:31 It is like a grain of mustard seed, which, when it is sown in the earth, is less than all the seeds that be in the earth: Mar 4:32 But when it is sown, it groweth up, and becometh greater than all herbs, and shooteth out great branches; so that the fowls of the air may lodge under the shadow of it.”
Peace be with you!