A Prayer to Be Daring for the Gospel
By Laura Bailey
“For I thoroughly be expecting and hope that I will by no means be ashamed, but I will continue to be bold for Christ, as I have been in the past. And I have faith in that my daily life will provide honor to Christ, no matter if I dwell or die.” Philippians 1:20 NLT
Just about every early morning I say the very same prayer, “Lord, open up my eyes and coronary heart to see people today who require to listen to the Gospel these days. Give me the braveness to proclaim the Fantastic Information boldly.”
The text roll easily off my tongue my coronary heart beats rapidly as I believe about the opportunity alternatives to share Jesus with someone. My blood pumps as I imagine the ripple results of another person supplying their life to Christ–changing someone’s lifetime, not just for the day but for eternity. Nevertheless, as I established foot in the planet, confronted with opposition, criticism, and self-question, my self esteem wanes in return, trying to keep my lips shut. I lay my head on the pillow, disgrace consuming my views, a further day handed, and I chickened out.
Have you at any time felt that way? You sense the Holy Spirit nudging you to invite a co-employee to church, but you encourage on your own that your phrases will be offensive. You master that a spouse and children member has recently turned absent from their religion, and you experience a potent drive to arrive at out but concern it might be a difficult discussion. A sister in Christ shares a viewpoint that contradicts the Bible you know you really should carefully accurate her incorrect considering but will not want to deal with the confrontation.
There have been several “skipped- prospects” to share the Gospel, lovingly place anyone again to Christ, or advocate for the infallibility of the Bible. But here is the great information about the Good News: you are unable to thwart God’s program. Each working day is an prospect for God to use you to provide people to Him! Paul wrote these words to the early church from a prison cell:
“For I thoroughly be expecting and hope that I will by no means be ashamed, but I will proceed to be daring for Christ, as I have been in the past. And I believe in that my lifetime will deliver honor to Christ, no matter whether I dwell or die.” (Philippians 1:20).
Paul was uncertain about his launch from prison and upcoming trials, but he clung to the electricity of the Gospel. He knew he would not be equipped to stay a best lifetime, but his deepest motivation was to, in every circumstance, convey glory and honor to the Lord–even if that meant dying. He leaned on the electrical power of the Holy Spirit, praying to talk to God to assist him be unashamed and boldly share Jesus. It is typical to sense anxious about sharing our religion. Still, when we get started to anxiety God in excess of the dread of male (Hebrews 13:6), we can boldly, confidently, and with no hesitation proclaim the message of salvation the earth desperately requirements to hear.
Let us Pray:
Heavenly Father, we humbly come prior to you and talk to for forgiveness for the a lot of instances we have unsuccessful to proclaim the Gospel. Assistance us as we navigate our days to share the concept of salvation. We know that you are lengthy-suffering with your persons and that your like, mercy, and grace are plentiful. Thank you.
Might we be daring, leaning into the ability of the Holy Spirit, who guides and directs our text and steps. We pray for people who you should not know You as Lord and Savior please open their eyes and hearts to acquiring You. Be sure to support us to make the most of each individual chance, for the days are short. Permit us are living just about every day as if it ended up our past and give us a perception of urgency and conviction. We really like you, Lord, and are so grateful for the gift of your Son. We are so undeserving, but you died for us when we had been nonetheless sinners (Romans 5:8). May we be vessels, the blessed toes which carry the Gospel to the finishes of the earth. In Jesus’ Name, Amen.
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