Sharing Intentionally

Time and again, God has put in my path people who needed to hear about Jesus. Unfortunately my life story is not one of reaching people for Jesus but one of missed opportunities. Too often, I’ve stood in a funeral home confronted with the reality that the chance to tell this person about Jesus is gone forevermore.

Recently I read a column by Chip Warren, minister of education at First Baptist Church in Albertville, Alabama, about focusing on evangelism. He said this requires setting a specific goal for evangelism, devoting time to ministries that lead to telling others about Jesus, and understanding that personal evangelism is the “DNA” of evangelism.

Suddenly I saw that I must be intentional about witnessing or else I will continue to squander opportunities. I must

  • make a plan for sharing the gospel daily and weekly and then act upon it;
  • seek situations that will allow me to tell someone about Jesus;
  • let sharing about Jesus become as essential to me as breathing is.

Leigh Pritchett lives in the southeastern United States, a missions field that is “white unto harvest.”

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