It Doesn’t Always Have to Be Tough
But how can they call on him to save them unless they believe in him? And how can they believe in him if they have never heard about him? And how can they hear about him unless someone tells them? (Romans 10:14, NLT).
A local pastor tells of a teenager at his church who is responsible for leading dozens of his friends to Christ. How does he accomplish this? It’s actually pretty simple. He invites schoolmates to come to church with him. Most accept the invitation, begin attending regularly, and become involved in the activities the church provides for the youth. He is a great missionary by simply bringing his friends to church and then letting the teachers and pastors take it from there. His pastor says, “No one ever told him that witnessing was supposed to be hard!”
Indeed, it need not be. There are a lot of simple, nonintimidating things you can do to help someone begin his or her journey toward Christ. For instance, you can send a copy of this book to a coworker or friend and note in the book a devotional or two that may be particularly helpful to him or her. Follow up with an e-mail asking what the person thought. Was it helpful? You can call a friend and let him know you were thinking of him and ask if there is any way you could pray for him. These are just a few simple ways to reach out, and sometimes the Lord may bless you with an opportunity to share with others what Jesus means to you.
Pretty easy, isn’t it? Witnessing doesn’t always have to be tough.