Daily Devotion: What the Devil Doesn’t Want You to Do- By Greg Laurie – www.harvest.org
A servant of the Lord must not quarrel but must be kind to everyone, be able to teach, and be patient with difficult people. Gently instruct those who oppose the truth. Perhaps God will change those people’s hearts, and they will learn the truth. -2 Timothy 2:24-25
A 2013 report from the Barna Group revealed that when Christians were asked if they felt they had a responsibility to share their faith with others, 73 percent said yes. But the report went on to say that “only half (52%) of born-again Christians said they actually shared the gospel at least once” over the previous year with someone who had different beliefs.
The devil doesn’t want us to share our faith because it’s a direct threat to his kingdom. He will do everything he can to keep us from sharing our faith. I don’t know about you, but I want to redouble my efforts to do what the devil doesn’t want me to do. You can lead people to Christ. It’s just that most of us haven’t taken that step yet.
Every Christian should be able to share his or her faith in three minutes or less. Let’s say that you were on a plane and learned that all of the engines had gone out and the plane was going down. You have three minutes to talk to the rest of the passengers on the plane. Do you think you could actually give them the gospel in that period of time? I guarantee you could do it. You just get to the essential message. I believe that if we would do that more often, we would be leading more people to Christ.
Please don’t say, “I don’t believe that I’m called to be an evangelist. I’m just trying to be a good example.” Good examples don’t bring people to Christ. Good examples, however, can open the door to articulate their faith so they can bring people to Christ. And good examples are what we need to be so that we’ll have opportunities to verbally articulate our faith.