I pray that you may be active in sharing your faith, so that you will have a full understanding of every good thing we have in Christ. Philemon 1:6 (NIV)
How active are you in sharing your faith? That’s a good question. I don’t know how to answer your question other than to say I am not nearly active enough in sharing my faith with others. I would also like to say that I want to be far more active in sharing my faith with others. Why is that, why do you want to be more active in sharing your faith? I would like to be doing what you have called me to do. I know that you have called me to share my faith. You have sent me out into the world to go and make disciples. Making disciples starts with sharing my faith with others. Yes, it does. Sharing my faith with others is how I can bear fruit for your kingdom. That’s right. You want me to bear an abundance of fruit for your kingdom. Yes, I do. The only kind of fruit that will last for all eternity are the people that will come to live forever in heaven with you. The amount of fruit that I will bear for you will come through my actively sharing my faith in you with others. That’s right.
So, would it be true that if you are not actively sharing your faith with others, then you are not doing what is my will? That’s right. How will you become more active in sharing your faith? I will need your help. I will ask for your help. I will ask for you to open opportunities for me to share my faith with others. I will ask you to bring people into my life who need to hear about the new life that they can have in you. I will keep my eyes and ears open. I will watch for the opportunities that you will give me to share my faith with others. That will be very good.
What has happened to you when you have shared your faith with others? I’m not sure what you mean. How has your life been blessed when you have allowed me to use you? When I have allowed you to use me, I have been able to know that you were working in and through my life. I have felt the closeness of your presence. I have felt your power. I have experienced your blessing. There are ways that I would never know you without going and doing what you have asked of me. That’s right. So, you have blessed my life as you have used me to be a blessing to others. That’s true. Give me every opportunity to share my faith in you with others. Help me to tell others about the greatness of your love and the kindness of your mercy. Speak through me. Use me. Help me to actively share my faith in you with others. Yes, I will.
Lord, I will actively share my faith. I will tell others about your goodness to me. I will share with them the marvelous things that you have done for me. Thank you, that as I share my faith in you I will continue to grow in knowing all that you have done for me. Amen
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