Small steps in faith

Tuesday, March 14, 2006

Just be yourself

I read something this morning in my email that made me think Alot of times it seems we are uncomfortable with sharing our faith or feel like we might say the wrong thing It makes us uncomfortable because we're opening up a vulnerable intimate part of our lives
It seems everyone is looking for that "perfect formula": "the perfect prayer", "the perfect verse"...well guess what ...there is no such thing
What you need to be open to is who you're talking to..their background, their past experiences,what they value,etc What may pierce the heart of one person may have absolutely no effect or even the opposite effect on someone else
There is no question that we need to share our faith.."Therefore go and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit and teaching them to obey everything I have commanded you And surely I am with you always,to the very end of the age." Matthew 28:19-20
You don't need a formula or 1,2,3 just need to rely on God and he says he will be with just need to remember that
I like the following quote out of the email I read

Memorized phrases and stock words only mean something to those who are already members of the Christian club. They provide a certain security against not knowing what to say. On the other hand, if you have a living, vibrant relationship with God through Christ, you will never be at a loss for words when asked about your faith. It will be the most natural thing to talk about, and you will be able to phrase your response in terms that will take into account the person you are talking to.
John Fischer


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