Many times we are told about our responsibility to share Christ with others. Actually, we have been given a trust from the Lord to do this. We are responsible to do this. But that isn't the only reason we should share. Did you know there are some very wonderful and powerful benefits a Christian will experience when they share their faith? Over the next several weeks, I'm going to list seven practical benefits to your life that you will experience if you regularly share your faith in Christ with others.
If you will internalize all seven of these benefits and think on them, I believe you will find yourself wanting to share more. I believe God will open up exciting opportunities for you to share. With that said, let's go to the first benefit.
The first benefit of sharing your faith will be the blessings you'll experience that others, who are not sharing their faith won’t. For example, being obedient in sharing your faith will help you to keep living the life of purity God desires. It is well known that a person who has their mind set on sharing what God has done for them and their body moving in that direction will be living a life of purity. Paul wrote to his disciple Timothy, "Let everyone who names the name of Christ depart from iniquity. But in a great house there are not only vessels of gold and silver, but also of wood and clay, some for honor and some for dishonor. Therefore if anyone cleanses himself from the latter, he will be a vessel for honor, sanctified and useful for the Master, prepared for every good work" (2 Timothy 2:19b-21). Going public with your faith will spill over in many other areas of your life. You will discover a new level of spiritual joy and power.
As a clean vessel, your prayers will be answered. All the promises of the Bible will be yours. You will have more joy! The angels of God rejoice over one sinner who repents and so will you. (Luke 15:10) Jesus said, "He who has my commandments and keeps them, it is he who loves Me. And he who loves Me will be loved by My Father, and I will love him and manifest Myself to him" (John 14:21). The more you share, the more you will be blessed in Christ. The more you share, the more you will want to honor your Savior and our of love live a pure life. By being a sharing Christian you won't miss a blessing. So today, ask the Lord of the harvest to send you to someone with which to share.
Tue, January 3, 2012
by Jimmy Kinnaird filed under
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