"For I am not ashamed of this Good News about Christ. It is the power of God at work, saving everyone who believes—the Jew first and also the Gentile." (Romans 1:16 NLT)
Paul was eager to preach the gospel. Is our Christian service done in a spirit of eagerness? Or do we serve out of habit, a feeling of obligation, or perhaps even with a feeling of reluctant duty (much like a child who has to take a bath)? When we fully understand what Christ has done for us and what he offers to others, we will be motivated to share the Good News. Ask God to rekindle that fresh eager attitude that wants to obey him and to tell others about Christ.
Paul was not ashamed because his message was the Good News about Christ. It was a message of salvation, it had life-changing power, and it was for everyone. When you are tempted to be ashamed, remember what the Good News is all about. If you focus on God and on what God is doing in the world rather than on your own inadequacy, you won’t be ashamed or embarrassed.(Tyndale Study Bible)
God wants us to be like Paul when saved. Just like Jesus in His time on earth, Paul was unashamed of the Gospel. God wants us to be like that and tell our world about Him. If you find it difficult to tell people, then simply try to live your life like Jesus. It will make a huge difference. Be an example to others.
What I found worked for me was to team up with someone who has the confidence to share the message of the Good News. Take note of what works as well as what doesn't, and then utilise it in your life. Something that comes to mind is cold calling, at first you will struggle with it, but eventually you will realise what works. Hereafter you have a platform to work from.
What inspires me is the message of Jesus. First it's the promise of transformation and renewal, then of salvation, and finally the promise of heaven and eternal life.
"Lord, I pray that you give wisdom and courage to share the Good News of Jesus. I thank you for the ability to do so. In Jesus name. Amen"
Published by Terrence Lotz