It Doesn’t Always Have to be Tough

November 21, 2008

“But how can they call on him to save them unless they believe in him? And how can they believe in him if they have never heard about him? And how can they hear about him unless someone tells them?” – Romans 10:4

A local pastor tells of a teenager at his church who is responsible for leading dozens of his friends to Christ. How does he accomplish this great ministry? Well, it’s actually pretty simple. He invites schoolmates to come to church with him. Most accept the invitation, begin attending regularly, and become involved in the many activities the church provides for the youth. He is a great missionary by simply bringing his friends to church and then letting the teachers and pastors take it from there. In explaining the young man’s amazing success at witnessing to his friends, the pastor says simply, “No one ever told him that witnessing was supposed to be hard!”

Indeed, it need not be. There are a lot of simple, non-intimidating things you can do to help someone begin their journey toward Christ. For instance, you can forward a copy of this devotion to a co-worker or friend when you see a message that may be particularly helpful to him or her. Follow up with an email explaining that you get these devotionals each day and have found it a great way to begin the morning. Chances are good that this friend will become a subscriber and begin each day bathed in the Word.

Pretty easy, isn’t it? Witnessing doesn’t always have to be tough.