The Most Effective Way to Tell Others About Jesus

If you're anything like me you're shy, timid, and downright scared to talk to other people about Jesus.

I'm a bit ashamed to admit that I'm scared because in my mind, that means I am betraying Jesus somehow. If I really believe what I say I believe, shouldn't I be shouting the gospel from rooftops? I remind myself of the the verse, "If God is for us, who can be against us?" (Rom. 8:31). But I'm still timid. What if I get rejected? Yelled at?

I recently came to a realization that has helped me in this regard.

Want to See Miracles in Your Life? Read This.

Miracles only seem miraculous when they happen infrequently or when we cannot explain them.

Yet just because something can be explained scientifically or happens every day makes it no less miraculous.

Jesus turned water into wine once, and it was a miracle. But what if he did it every day of his few years of ministry? The people would expect it, get used to it, and ultimately find it to be unmiraculous.

Miracles happen every single second.

The Most Powerful Prayer I Ever Heard

Katie and I were out of answers.

We had done everything we could think to do, but still our foster son was out of control.  We knew that foster care wouldn't be easy, but neither of us expected it to be this hard.

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One Sunday during the altar call I went forward to pray with the pastor. I explained to him the emotional anguish our son was experiencing and his resultant destructive behavior. Then we kneeled to pray.

I expected him to pray like I had been praying: to ask for healing for our foster son, to ask God to give us wisdom, patience, and solutions to our problems.

But he didn’t.

He may have said a few of those things, but there was one thing he prayed that was so powerful, I can’t even remember anything else. It was four words:

How Joseph Was Able to Resist Potiphar’s Smoking Hot Wife

It's the classic interview question:

Where do you see yourself in five years?

Before the employer hires you, he wants to know where you are headed. If you tell him that you see yourself in Seattle on a house boat whale watching, but you're applying for a job in Ohio, he's probably not going to hire you.

He wants you long term, not just for a year or two.

More importantly though, the answer to that question also reveals what's important to you.

You Need A Vision

Even if you're not prepping for a job interview, you should still ponder the answer to this question. If you don't clarify in which direction you want to go you will either be stuck in one place, or even worse: you will move in the direction someone else wants you to go.