Steps in Sharing Your Faith 2 of 6

Now that I’ve got the first verse/step down, it’s time to move onto step/verse number 2. The second step in sharing your faith is to depend on the Holy Spirit. Here’s the verse:

4 My message and my preaching were not with wise and persuasive words, but with a demonstration of the Spirit’s power, 5 so that your faith might not rest on human wisdom, but on God’s power. I Corinthians 2:4,5

I like to be in control. I like to know that I am having an impact. I like to see people’s lives being changed. I want to be a change agent. I, I, I, me, me, me. This verse is a great reminder that I (Jon Stolpe) can’t do it. I alone cannot change people’s lives. I must depend on God to do this. It’s a good thing that I can depend on Him, because I’m great at screwing up. I’d like to say that my words and actions are always perfect, but they’re not. This is why I’m thankful that God is in control, and I can depend on the Holy Spirit to change the lives of those around me and to continue to change my life.

This step is a natural follow-up to the first step that I posted about a day ago (Pray). It seems to make sense that these two things would be the first steps to sharing my faith.

Until the next post, I’ll be working on I Corinthians 2:4,5…