As believers in Christ, we are commanded to testify and to live for God fearlessly. The world is lost and dying, and people keep falling into deeper sin and evil, so we need to continue to spread the gospel so that they can be saved! However, how should we share the love of Jesus to those who are in need of Him? Do we know how to testify or where to even start? Well, rest assured, the Holy Sprit will guide us, but there are a reminders that we should keep in mind.
“Let your speech always be with grace, seasoned with salt, that you may know how you ought to answer each one.” Colossians 4:6
Our speech should be with grace and seasoned with salt. We should have wisdom so we know how to answer each question that is given. We shouldn’t be hasty or argumentative, for when we argue, we don’t have the person’s soul in mind, we only have the thought of “I want to win this argument” in mind. Now, sometimes it can be hard. We all meet certain people who we would love to debate, but we must refrain and have grace in our speech.
“A soft answer turns away wrath,
But a harsh word stirs up anger.” Proverbs 15:1
Like I mentioned before, a soft answer turns away wrath, but a harsh answer causes anger to stir. When someone begins to fight us and ask demeaning questions, we must give a soft answer. Though this can be quite frustrating, we must not turn to anger, for anger will only make the wrath intensify. Though the unsaved person may grow angry, that does not mean we have too. We can continue to stay calm and share the gospel, but if they don’t want to hear it and walk away, we cannot allow our anger or frustration get in the way of the message of salvation.
When we share the gospel, people will either decline or accept, but there is one thing about it, we must never stop witnessing! The more we witness, the more people hear the name of Jesus and what He did for us!
““Do not say, ‘I am a youth,’
For you shall go to all to whom I send you,
And whatever I command you, you shall speak.
Do not be afraid of their faces,
For I am with you to deliver you,” says the Lord.” Jeremiah 1:7-8
Though some of us may be young, that is not an excuse for not being able to share the gospel! When the Lord tells us to speak, we speak, and when He sends us to someone, we go to them! We shouldn’t be afraid of what will happen or could happen, for the Lord is with us and will deliver us! Though we are walking into the unknown at times when confronting an unsaved person, we must stand strong in Christ. Sharing the gospel isn’t easy and it may come with persecution, but we should never be ashamed of our faith!
“Fear not, for I am with you;
Be not dismayed, for I am your God.
I will strengthen you,
Yes, I will help you,
I will uphold you with My righteous right hand.’ Isaiah 41:10
Why should we fear when we have God on our side? He will strengthen us, help us, and He will uphold us! Therefore, no person can harm us for we have God! Though we may face criticism in this world for our faith, they can never take away our eternity with Jesus! We must testify with boldness, fearlessness, and with joy!
A lot of people aren’t testifying to others, which is hindering others from hearing about Jesus. We shouldn’t be ashamed of our faith, instead, we should proclaim it! Since when did sharing the love of Christ become shameful? Though the world might think so, as Christians, we should have a different approach! Christ set us free and we have a relationship with Him, so this should make us want to tell the entire world who He is!
The next time you encounter someone, do not be afraid to share who Christ is with them, but remember to season your speech with salt and grace, have a soft answer, have no fear, and trust in the Lord! You can never go wrong with trusting God to guide your conversation, so pray to Him and He will make sure that you know exactly what to say!