Intentional Evangelism ?
How often do most Christians witness to the power and grace of Jesus Christ in their lives? I believe the safe answer is not often enough. Witnessing is not easy on a regular basis. We get busy and caught up in the daily grind of life and probably forgot to witness more then we ought to.
Last week just before Pentecost I realized it was my 36th anniversary of when I accepted Christ into my life. So I decided to record a quick 3 minute video summary of what Jesus did for me 36 years ago. It was easy to share because its my story. Only God knows what He will do with that 3 minute testimony as it sits on the internet and people find it, watch it and hopefully someone is encouraged to seek Jesus because of it. But the video was intentional. A week later I looked at it and it has been shared over 15 times on other peoples Facebook page and viewed over 1300 times. Those 1300 plus views equals 65 hours of video testimony being seen. That is equal to me telling my story of 3 minutes for 3 days straight. Now this is really mind blowing. Here is the link if you want to see that video
I realize not everyone feels comfortable in front of a camera and this is not everyone’s first choice on how to witness. This week I meet some urban missionaries from the United States. Before I left them they handed me their written testimony within 3 paragraphs. I thought this is such a great low tech way to share your testimony as well when out in the market place. We use to call them tracts, but I like the idea of making up your own story with a way to connect back. Imagine being in the drive thru line and handing the cashier the money for your order and a piece of paper like mine below. Again this is INTENTIONAL EVANGELISM. If we do not intentional witness who will? We are commissioned by Jesus to Go and Witness by the Power of the Holy Spirit. Acts 1:8 But you will receive power when the Holy Spirit comes on you; and you will be my witnesses in Jerusalem, and in all Judea and Samaria, and to the ends of the earth.” I hope these ideas inspire you to create your own ways of witnessing even when you are busy. By all means that we might save some..