Our message this last Sunday was about standing on the sidelines or getting in to play ball.
Are you going to plant the seed so that it can grow or are you going to just let the opportunity pass you by. I have a little bit of hard time with this at first but when the opportunity arises I am excited to tell a friend or acquaintance about Jesus. I wouldn't say I'm the best at it and the whole time I'm always searching for the right verses and thoughts and just praying that the Lord gives me the words to make it a easier to understand and not as intimidating as it can seem to an unbeliever.
I do have a friend who knows about Christ - but she just hasn't caught the message quite yet about what he has done for her and what he can continue to do in her life if she is to turn her life over to him completely. I do get frustrated a little as she is such a little light of her own and I know she would be such a great little light for Christ also! It isn't my timing and I've done my part with this so I will just sit back, continue to do what I have been and that is show her through my words and example and maybe someday she'll accept Christ as her Savior.
We are his and only we can choose to use our fruits from him for good or just sit on the sidelines.
My mom and dad raised us girls to always shine for Christ and always stand up for what we believe in. That is something I'm so thankful for. This is something I was confident in doing even when I was very young. My parents are great examples of this as my mom has just the right words and tone to remind you that HE is always there and how much he loves you and to rely on him. As my dad is a recognized messenger to everyone he is around and with him there is no hesitation when it comes to shareing the ultimate gift of Grace. He is really approachable and has a kind way of speaking.
3All of us also lived among them at one time, gratifying the cravings of our sinful naturea and following its desires and thoughts. Like the rest, we were by nature objects of wrath. 4 But because of his great love for us, God, who is rich in mercy, 5 made us alive with Christ even when we were dead in transgressions—it is by grace you have been saved.