Sharing Your Faith
Updated: Sep 13, 2021
It is sometimes hard to convince people of something they don't necessarily see with the naked eye. The concept of faith in a higher power is somewhat unreal to many. How then can we share our faith with anyone who isn't already familia with Jesus?
Allow me to share four bible verses with you.
In the book of Acts, Chapter 1, verse 8, the author says that "But you shall receive power when the Holy Spirit has come upon you, and you shall be witnesses to Me in Jerusalem, and in all Judea and Samaria, and to the end of the earth."
In Hebrew 11:1, we read that "Now faith is the substance of things hoped for, the evidence of things not seen."
In Proverbs 11:30 we are also told that "The fruit of the righteous is a tree of life, And he who wins souls is wise."
Lastly, in Matthew 28:19-20, we hear Jesus give us the great commission, saying, "Go therefore and make disciples of all the nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit, 20 teaching them to observe all things that I have commanded you; and lo, I am with you always, even to the end of the age." Amen."
Let's take the first bible verse of Acts 1:8. The keyword to take out of that reading that buttresses the point I want to make here is "witness." Witness could be a verb or a noun. As a noun, you are the present body that observed a scene. As a verb, you or someone else provides information to another person. When sharing your faith with others, you must provide information to them. Also, we read that our witnessing will be made with power after the Holy Spirit has come upon us. The word "power" is also important to remember.
When you share information, i.e., your faith, which is described in Hebrews 11:1, you do so under the power of the Holy Ghost. Now, faith, in this sense, is your belief. So the word to latch on to here is belief. While in Proverbs 11:30, the word to meditate on is righteous. To be righteous is to be in good standing with God, to be just, to be pure.
Lastly, the great commission is the mandate given to share your faith.
Putting it all together, when sharing your faith, you are to witness in righteousness, using the power of the Holy Spirit to share your belief. In doing this, you are delivering on the assignment of the great commission.
My prayer is that (1) the Holy Spirit comes upon us; (2) and that we remain righteous as we share our beliefs with five people this week, amen.