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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