After 38 years of being a Born Again Christian, I looked back at the world's fall into depravity and asked God what can we do to win this war for individual souls? The task seemed to huge for mere men and women.
I prayed and meditated about this many times. I watched good Christian Married couple getting divorces. I was at a Promise Keepers Convention when three quarters of the Christian men went forward to confess that they either were using pornography, having sex outside of marriage, or cheating on their spouses. I stood their alone with just a few men standing in the bleachers I was in. I felt overwhelmed by the numbers of Christian Men, Leaders in the their churches who were powerless against the Devil in this area of their lives. For many years I have started over and over Bible Studies in my home and as well as other locations, and I have come to find out that Bible Studies are not the right way to reach the unsaved.
So I prayed! Lord, Father God what are we doing wrong? And He answered my prayers. He showed me that I and many off us have been putting the cart before the horse in our outreach actions to reach the lost.
He showed me His way! Revelation 12:11 is the answer. If we do it we will win souls, and keep them out of the Devil's hands.
We must first be friendly, loving, caring, and honest with them and ourselves building trust within the relationship. We must set out to be a friend, not to find friends. We must be "The Good Samaritan" in our neighborhoods, streets, villages, towns, and cities. We must lead with our hearts, because if we do we will care enough to share our testimonies. I know, I know bringing up our pasts can be painful, but God has already endured much more pain for us, we must suffer a little for Him.
When people start to hear our heart felt truthful testimonies they will see Jesus, not us. When we begin opening up our hearts to those in need of Love and Forgiveness and show them we were the same, and that the state of our being after accepting Jesus is filled with so much Love from God that we would never go back to our lives before Him. When we show them that we have know desire to return to the old us, the will want God's Love and they will desire their own testimonies!
I pray Lord, that many will read your words here and adopt them as their own as I have. And that they would spread your good news on how to beat the Devil and reach the lost for you and them. Amen
Our Testimonies or Salvation, God's Healing Hand, God's Provision, God's Strengthening, God's friendship,
God's comforting us, and all the other testimonies that you and I may have are all important. Size, does not matter when it come to the testimonies we share. The smallest testimony you or I have is greater than anything a lost person has. Do you see a small or simple testimony shows Jesus active and alive in our daily lives. He may be dealing with something that could become a big problem later through a small blessing or intervention today. This testimony is awesome! Yes we all love the testimonies of God healing cancer, or saving our lives, but these are more rare. God knows the futures of our daily decisions, some he'll let us live through, some he'll fix early, and some He may save us in just the nick of time to build our confidence and trust in Him. I'm sure I don't know all the reasons our Lord does the things He does in our lives, but I now do know what our testifying to those events can do for the lost, other Christians who are going through something, and providing Hope and Confidence for future events in every persons lives'.
God loves us so very much, let us let the world know how much.