Monday, March 12, 2012

Ephesians 6 --

I have needed encouragement to get out and witness recently, I have found myself making excuses such as "I am so busy", "I just don't get out where I can witness lately". I hope that this post of what the Lord has been teaching me will encourage you to share God's word.

Are you ashamed of God's Word, or do you unconditionally share your faith with your friends, neighbors, and relatives, no matter what they think of you? Once my mom was telling one of her friends what we think about TV and why we don't own one.  Her friend got irritated and thought that she was telling her what to do.  But, about a year later, after we hadn't seen this family for awhile, mom's friend came up to her and said, "I am so glad that you encouraged me to get rid of the TV.  At the time I couldn't stand what you were saying and was unhappy with you, but I started to think about what you said and now we have gotten rid of our TV.  Thank you for not being afraid to share your beliefs."  This is an example of how at the time the person might think what you are saying is crazy, but later it could really make a difference in their life.

The biggest reason people don't share their faith is ~ FEAR~ we think that we are not worthy, and will not know what to say when someone asks a question. It says in Eph. 6:12 we wrestle not against flesh and blood, but against precipitates and powers.  That may scare us even more, but later in Eph. 6 we are invited "to put on the armor of God". We won't be fighting on our own, God will be on our side and ~"if God is for us who can stand against us?!"  The thing that the devil wants us Christians to do least, is share The Word of God.  God cares about everyone, He wants each individual to come and let Him wash them of their sins.  Go out, share the Good News, don't be afraid, God is on our side!!!

Ephesians 6:10-17
Finally, my brethren, be strong in the Lord, and in the power of his might. Put on the whole armour of God, that ye may be able to stand against the wiles of the devil. For we wrestle not against flesh and blood, but against principalities, against powers, against the rulers of the darkness of this world, against spiritual wickedness in high places. Wherefore take unto you  the whole armour of God, that ye may be able to withstand in the evil day, and having done all, to stand. Stand therefore, having your loins girt about with truth, and having on the breastplate of righteousness; And your feet shod with the preparation of the gospel of peace; Above all, taking the shield of faith, wherewith ye shall be able to quench all the fiery darts of the wicked. And take the helmet of salvation, and the sword of the Spirit, which is the word of God:

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