Welcome to another installment of Tell The World Tuesday! I have been very thoughtful today and going back to my roots when I became a Christian. There are so many great memories from that time in my life. So many great people influenced me during those years. And I belonged to several awesome churches throughout that time, as well.
In my teenage years I attended a pentacostal church in the metro Atlanta area. And once a year, or so, they would hold a good, old fashioned, Southern revival! These revivals were huge! They would draw many people in from the community that had never been to our church before. And it gave us all the opportunity to share the gospel with them.
I’ll never forget my very first revival. I thought is was the greatest thing ever. I had never seen SO MANY people on fire for the Lord in the same place at the same time. The music was amazing! The fellowship was amazing! The Spirit of the Lord would move mightily in that place, as many hours of prayer had been offered up to God beforehand by the church body. I can remember vividly that many people made decisions to become Christians during those events. It’s a memory that is forever etched in my mind.
So, revivals were an effective way my old church would reach out to their community. It was an amazing time of worship and ministry. Does your church do anything like this? Have you ever attended a revival?
For His Glory,
How do you share your faith?
I must admit that I can look back over the last several years and see that I have not been “telling the world the good news”. I have been living my busy life, serving the Lord in other ways, but not answering the call of Jesus in Matthew 28:19, 20…
“Therefore go and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit, and teaching them to obey everything I have commanded you.”
It’s really convicting me lately. I can remember a time in my life, shortly after being born again, where I was shameless and bold! I would go to the mall with my best friend and we would pray over the crowd and select individuals that we felt the Lord was guiding us to talk to. It was intense! And it paid off! I remember sharing the gospel with a co-worker with such unashamed abandon that she grabbed on and never let go. She is a sister-in-Christ now and I cherish that memory and knowledge.
So I find myself looking in the mirror this morning. I’m asking myself the tough questions. Why have I stopped? Where is my faith? What is driving my daily decisions?
In that spirit I am starting a new weekly blog, “Tell The World Tuesday”. When is the last time you shared your faith? How did it happen? What did you say? I would love to hear your stories! Along with being grounded in the Word of God, I believe this could be a great way to build one another up and help equip each other with the courage, and creativeness to “Go and make disciples of all nations…”!
In His Grip!