“Pray also for me, that whenever I speak, words may be given me so that I will fearlessly make known the mystery of the gospel, for which I am an ambassador in chains. Pray that I may declare it fearlessly, as I should.” Ephesians 6:19-20
A husband came home from work after a very long and terrible day. Everything had gone wrong. He said to his wife, “I’ve had nothing but bad news at the office today. If there is one thing I don’t want, it is more bad news.”
His wife gently replied, “In that case, you’ll be glad to know that three of your four children did not break their arms today.”
There is a real art to learning how to share bad news. But delivering good news is so much fun. Why, then, is it so hard for us to share our faith? Without question, Paul goes down in history as one of the most aggressive evangelists ever to walk the planet. Yet he confesses that it is easy to hold back and that even he needs courage. If it is true for Paul, then it is likely true for you.
Maybe it helps to remember that the gospel is good news. Try this on for size: “You’ll be pleased to know that four out of every four people who ask for forgiveness and for eternal life in Jesus will receive it.”
— from The 31 Day Believe Devotional by Randy and Rozanne Frazee