He Put The Words In My Mouth

Jesus answered, "My teaching is not my own. It comes from him who sent me.   (John 7:16 NIV)

You are approached by a friend who says, "I've been noticing that you seem to be content and at peace all the time. I wish I could be like that. I've got a lot of crazy things happening in my life and I worry about them all the time. I'd like to be like you. What's your secret?"

Obviously, this is a person ready to hear the Good News. But you hesitate, wondering what words to say that will turn him on to Christ, not turn him off. You need not worry.

All things come from God, even those words that come from our mouths. You do not have to be a good speaker to spread the Good News. If you trust in God and ask for his guidance, the Holy Spirit will say the right words for you.

"When you are brought before synagogues, rulers and authorities, do not worry about how you will defend yourselves or what you will say, for the Holy Spirit will teach you at that time what you should say."   (Luke 12:11-12 NIV)

If someone comes to you and asks about your faith, ask God to give you the right words to say. Then say them without hesitation.

"But you will receive power when the Holy Spirit comes on you; and you will be my witnesses in Jerusalem, and in all Judea and Samaria, and to the ends of the earth."   (Acts 1:8 NIV)

Ask God right now to give you the power of effective witnessing so that you will be able to bring the Gospel of Jesus Christ to others.

O Lord and Everlasting Father, bring down your Holy Spirit upon us so that we may be effective witnesses for you. Give us the words to speak to spread the Good News of Salvation throughout the world. We ask this in Jesus name. Amen.

[ by Charles Edwin Price -- from 'Themestream' ]


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