Does your devotional life seem a little dull and routine?
Want to spark a fire for a new round of momentum to keep up your spiritual discipline?
Then make sure you get involved in sharing your faith with people on a regular basis.
As you talk about your own relationship with Christ with spiritually thirsty people, you will re-discover an element of joy that may have been lost because your devotional life has gone stale.
When your friend gets clarity on misconceptions about Jesus and you continue to see their renewed interest, you’ll recall the joy of your own discoveries of faith as you came to know the grace of Christ.
But sometimes your friends won’t listen.
When they shut down those conversational doors, you’ll get frustrated at their spiritual blindness (2 Corinthians 4:4).
You were once spiritually blind too. Start praying for their spiritual eyes.
When they argue with your presentation of Jesus, you might experience the grief of their current rejection of the savior. Take that to prayer.
When they ask a question you can’t answer or explain, you might experience a desire to find out the answers and grow in your own understanding of your relationship with Christ.
Personal evangelism renews a devotional life.
One of the discussion items that came up was the current topic of my small group – how do we live out our faith in the “fear of the Lord?” After all, Proverbs 1:7 says
The fear of the Lord is the beginning of knowledge, but fools despise wisdom and instruction.Proverbs 1:7
That opened up a nearly an hour-long two-way conversation that dwelt on themes like:
- How to develop a relationship with God
- What about the people who’ve never heard the gospel?
- Why “All religions are true” doesn’t make any sense.
- How sin affects each person no matter how good they think they are.
- How Jesus reconciled us to God so that we might have a relationship with Him.
- How many good works does one have to do to secure the blessing of God and earn a spot in heaven?
His spiritual curiosity was fascinating. I enjoyed the “a-ha” moments he found as we talked about the biblical truths and clarified some of his misconceptions.
I found myself renewed in a desire to pray for his discovery of Jesus.
Today, have a conversation with a friend about your faith and put a fresh wave of joy in your devotional life.
Here are some evangelistic conversation starters if you need a little help. Click on the image: