Steps in Sharing Your Faith 1 of 6

I’ve been working with a gentlemen at my church to memorize a group of 24 verses that have to do with the topic of evangelism. One method that may help me memorize them is sharing them on my blog, so I’m hoping to do this over a series of posts which will give the verse along with a little comment or introspection on each verse. (I previously memorized 24 verses related to The Word, and I’ve found that the discipline of scripture memory is a worth while endeavor. Having said this, I could do a much better job of this. I’ve been sitting on these next verses for some time.) At any rate, here goes…

1st Step in Sharing Your Faith – Pray

“Brother and sisters, my heart’s desire and prayer to God for the Israelites is that they may be saved.” Romans 10:1

This verse comes from Paul’s letter to the Romans. It’s a reminder that prayer is the foundation for being able to share our faith. I should be praying that God would give me a heart for the lost, that God would use me to influence others for Him, and that God would soften the hearts of those I come into contact with who are far from Him. The Bible provides other verses which charge us to pray.

“Pray continually.” I Thessalonians 5:17

“And pray in the Spirit on all occasions with all kinds of prayers and requests. With this in mind, be alert and always keep on praying for all the Lord’s people.” Ephesians 6:18

More than anything these verses remind me that I alone cannot change anyone. They also remind me that I need to be in a position of humility before God.

Until the next post, try prayer; it works…