“I’m just a beggar trying to tell other beggars where to find food.”
Was a quote from the guest pastor who spoke at our church yesterday evening. To understand how powerful this statement is you must read 2 Kings chapter 7 which is where he taught last night and the importance of sharing our faith. 2 Kings 7:9 reads
Then they said to each other, “What we’re doing is not right. This is a day of good news and we are keeping it to ourselves. If we wait until daylight, punishment will overtake us. Let’s go at once and report this to the royal palace.”
This verse means nothing to you if you are not a believer but if you are this should weigh heavy on your heart! The moment we accepted Christ as our Lord and Savior is the moment we are also given the great commission Matthew 28:19-20…
Go therefore and make disciples of all the nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit, teaching them to observe all things that I have commanded you; and lo, I am with you always, even to the end of the age.” Amen.
I know fear can overcome us when we want to share our faith, thoughts run through your head “What if they laugh at me?” “What if they hate me?” “What if…” the list goes on but as it says in 2 Kings 7 what’s the worst that can happen to you, you die? There is no higher honor than to lose your life for the sake of the Lord, and on a personal note the joy you feel after you share the GOOD NEWS with someone is the best high you can have! After sharing my faith with my friend I was so on fire I was looking around going “Who’s next?” I still get scared and nervous and I know there are many opportunities that I miss because of it but I am praying for a heart that is for the lost so much so that all my fears don’t even matter! Like Matthew 28:20 says “I am with you always, even to the end of the age.” Wow what a promise and such an encouragement!
So to close I will say this “Go out beggars and share the bread of life with all the other beggars!!!”
Jesus replied, “I am the bread of life. Whoever comes to me will never be hungry again. Whoever believes in me will never be thirsty. ~John 6:35