Tuesday, December 15, 2009

Telling others

2 Timothy 1:8

So, never be ashamed to tell others about our Lord.

I was a person that believed I don't want to push my faith on someone else. Now I believe that it is something so special that I want to be sure that all people know the Lord. It is something to good not to share with all people.

A sad statistic is that only 2% of believers regularly share our faith. 2% of people that know that The Lord is awesome, He makes each step we take easier and better, that He holds us up when we could never do it alone and yet we keep it to ourselves. Did you know that it takes between 7 to 9 times of being exposed to Christ before one will make a decision for Christ?

How do we keep the Good News to ourselves?

How do we not want all people to dance with Our Savior right now?

How in the world could we ever be ashamed to tell others about our Lord?

To feel shame over something wonderful how does this happen?

Well, the devil for one. He wants us to keep our mouths shut. So he puts thoughts of they will laugh at you, they will tell you to hush, they will walk away…Some of this might happen, but so what…

Do you share about something that happened to you at work?

A new recipe? A new restaurant in town? A new hobby?

Why not Christ?

Read the following story…

Fritz Kreisler (1875-1962), the world-famous violinist, earned a fortune with his concerts and compositions, but he generously gave most of it away. So, when he discovered an exquisite violin on one of his trips, he wasn't able to buy it. Later, having raised enough money to meet the asking price, he returned to the seller, hoping to purchase that beautiful instrument. But to his great dismay it had been sold to a collector. Kreisler made his way to the new owner's home and offered to buy the violin. The collector said it had become his prized possession and he would not sell it. Keenly disappointed, Kreisler was about to leave when he had an idea. "Could I play the instrument once more before it is consigned to silence?" he asked. Permission was granted, and the great virtuoso filled the room with such heart-moving music that the collector's emotions were deeply stirred. "I have no right to keep that to myself," he exclaimed. "It's yours, Mr. Kreisler. Take it into the world, and let people hear it."

Isn't the same true about Our Savior? Shouldn't we take it to the world?

Shouldn't we be sure that others hear about The Good News?

Share today!



1 comment:

Frankie said...

Oh Debbie, on down in verse 14 in that same chapter, Paul reminds Timothy to guard the precious truth that has been entrusted to him. The precious truth(the Good News of Christ)! Do you think that we don't share it because we don't look at it as precious? Paul says that this precious truth has been entrusted to us. My heart has been convicted of not treating the Good News as the precious truth that has been entrusted to me to share.

May I remember today that I have been entrusted with with The Precious Truth!