Do you find talking about your faith with others intimidating?
Maybe you would like to witness to your friends and family members more, but you fear it might strain the relationship. Well, though some of us struggle to share our faith, we cannot avoid it because Jesus commanded us to go into the world and spread the gospel.
So sharing our faith with unbelievers is not optional. It is something that we do despite how we feel. If you have been stuck not knowing how best to share your faith, here are five tips to help you fulfill the great commission with ease.
Model Kingdom Lifestyle
Perhaps, one of the most effective ways of sharing your faith with non-believers is modeling the kingdom lifestyle.
having good behavior among the nations, so in that of which they speak against you as evildoers, they may by your good works, which they see, glorify God in the day of visitation. 1 Peter 2:12
When you lead a practical Christian lifestyle that does not conform to the standards of the world, non-believers will be intrigued.
A peaceful and quiet life, characteristic of the kingdom, will draw them in and pave the way for the ‘Jesus conversation.’
Pray Before Reaching Out
God desires that all men be saved and come to know the truth.
I exhort therefore, first of all, that petitions, prayers, intercessions, and givings of thanks be made for all men: 2 for kings and all who are in high places, that we may lead a tranquil and quiet life in all godliness and reverence. 3 For this is good and acceptable in the sight of God our Savior, 4 who desires all people to be saved and come to full knowledge of the truth. 1 Timothy 2:1-4
As Paul instructed Timothy to pray and intercede for everyone, take time to pray and intercede for non-believers before reaching out to them.
Ask God for wisdom and inspiration to witness to those He sends your way or directs you to. Also, pray that God may soften their hearts and make them receptive to His word.
Remember, both the vineyard (His work) and the harvests (the non-believers) belong to God. You’re just a laborer.
Thus, praying is like saying, “Master, here I am. Show me which part of the field you want me to work on, and let me know if there are any special instructions you want me to follow.”
Seize Opportunities to Pray for People
Whenever a non-believer shares with you about a challenge they’re going through, grab the opportunity to reach out to them. Ask them if they would like you to pray about their challenge.
If they agree, tell them to give you feedback on how things turn out.
Then take time to intercede on their behalf. Once God comes through for them, and they get back to you with the news, seize the opportunity to share more about your faith.
Invite People to Church
Inviting people to your church is one of the easiest ways of getting people closer to God.
Remember, you don’t necessarily have to invite them to the main worship services.
Whenever there’s a special activity in your church like a concert, seize the opportunity and invite a non-believer friend, acquaintance, or family member whom you know might like the activity.
Stick to the Basics
When you’re witnessing to a non-believer, it’s wise to keep off deep doctrines that may spark debates. Instead, share the gospel of salvation in its simplicity.
but shun foolish questionings, genealogies, strife, and disputes about the law; for they are unprofitable and vain Titus 3:9
Arm yourself with the basic scriptures to respond if they ask you what they need to do to get saved.
Witnessing about Christ doesn’t have to be a daunting task. As you have seen, you can even share your faith without getting involved directly in the conversation.
Always stick to the basics and allow the Holy Spirit to guide so that you do not get off track.