I’ve known Megan since 7th grade. She knew I went to True Jesus Church and that services were on Saturday, but that was all I ever shared with her. Evangelizing to her never crossed my mind because religion rarely crept into our conversations. It wasn’t until my dad asked if I wanted to bring her to a Friday hymnal praise night that I actually did. We learned in RE class that arguably the most effective type of evangelizing is personal evangelism; from friend to friend, family to family. I realized I was very lukewarm in my faith and easily forgot Jesus’ Great Commission in the calm rhythm of daily life.
The next week, she came to church and to my surprise, had a lot of questions. Her parents were pretty religious but she was open to all faiths, so she asked about why we believed in Jesus, among other things. Praise God that He allowed me to remember a lot of verses from apologetics classes and seminars, and I was able to answer most of her questions to her satisfaction. I was extremely encouraged by her positive response, but most importantly, from the experience I knew that God would be right beside me whenever I was trying to share the gospel with others. Even if we have no idea what to say, He will speak through us, and however that person responds, we can know that we surely have made a difference in his/her life. May all the glory and honor be unto His holy name.
I have put my words in your mouth
and covered you with the shadow of my hand—
I who set the heavens in place,
who laid the foundations of the earth,
and who say to Zion, “You are my people.”
Isaiah 51:16 (NIV)