This past Monday I had the unique opportunity to help my brother unload 100,000 brand new baby chickens into the chicken houses on our family farm. It’s quite the job and I always forget how hard it is until my muscles are aching in pain. My brother, on the other hand, has no problem with the workload because he’s done it so many times. His body is used to the difficult labor.
I believe the same scenario is true with evangelism. The more we share the Gospel with others the easier it becomes. Don’t get me wrong, the flesh is still battling inside us, but the more we speak of Christ the sharper and clearer we become at presenting the Good News of salvation.
Mark McCloskey says,“I firmly believe that witnessing is a learned talent. God burdens our hearts to reach the lost, but we must get out there and start practicing those conversations. The funny thing is, though, the more you practice, the easier it becomes.”
So, let’s stay in shape by stepping out of our comfort zones and sharing the gospel with our neighbors, co-workers, classmates, family members, friends and those with whom we come into contact on a daily basis. As we invite people into our homes, to church and to Alpha, they will hear about our Savior. May we love them so much that we want them to hear the most important news their ears will ever hear.
Here’s another great quote by Mark McCloskey: “For most of us, evangelism is not a comfortable activity. Here we often face the ‘chicken and the egg’ dilemma. We reason, ‘I don’t want to do evangelism unless it feels natural.’ This feeling is quite understandable. But what we really are saying is, ‘I’ll do it when it’s in my comfort zone.’ And how does any activity get to the point where it ‘feels natural?’ You guessed it, by doing it. Only personal experience broadens the boundaries of our comfort zone.”