Sometimes we can become timid when it comes to sharing about Jesus. If this is you are well, you are not alone! But where do we go from there? We know from the word that fear and timidity do not come from God. The first thing that I do is pray- Firstly I pray that God will prepare the hearts of those who I speak to. Secondly for the Holy Spirit to speak through me and thirdly, that I will aware of how God is working and prompted when to speak out in faith.
I was reading a book by Henry and Richard Blackaby called Spiritual Leadership and two sentences really resonated with me: "Jesus has cultivated such a close relationship with his Father that he could recognise his Father's activity even in the midst of a large crowd. Whenever and wherever he saw his Father at work, Jesus immediately joined him."
This quote has now become of my daily prayers, particularly at the time of the year when talking about Christmas on a daily basis can become so mundane. But it is not just a day that we celebrate with gifts, but the only day in the year where families and communities unite because of Jesus Christ.
What opportunities has God given you this year to share with others about the greatest gift of all?
2 Timothy 1:7
For God did not give us a spirit of timidity, but a spirit of power, of love and of self-discipline.