Recently I had the privilege of speaking to a person about their need of Christ in their life. It was interesting as I have watched the following kind of time line in a persons life many times before when listening to the gospel message. At first there is confusion, then questions from, and then seeking more understanding and as we go on and finally either belief and acceptance or rejection of the message of the cross, sin, confession, repentance and salvation.
Understanding Paul’s words in 1 Corinthians 1:18 is good, “For the word of the cross is to those who are perishing foolishness, but to us who are being saved it is the power of God.” God is the One that illuminates the heart of individuals to hear, understand and receive His message. Our one great responsibility/privilege is to share the message of the gospel, unashamed and with love and boldness. He is the One that puts faith in their heart to believe for “true power” belongs to Him alone to, save, keep and deliver! We are merely communicator’s of that great truth!
I do understand that there are some who “reject” the message of the gospel, I am deeply saddened when that happens but that is a fact from the beginning of time that there are those who will not believe.
Paul said in Romans 1 that he was “eager,” “under obligation,” and “not ashamed” of the gospel, for it is the power of God for salvation to everyone who believes..”
My prayer friends, is that we as Christ followers would spend more and more time sharing of this great power of the Gospel as it is the “ONE” true thing that will make an eternal difference in a persons life.
Join me in this will you?