Praying For Open Doors
Tell of His glory among the nations, His wonderful deeds among all the peoples. Psalm 96:3
I want to challenge you and myself today to take God at his word. God’s man is proactive on the gospel front. He’s an infantryman hungry for some action, praying for assignments. If you are in a men’s group, your group might consider evangelism a part of your group culture and covenant. If you have an accountability partner, you could load in an accountability question for evangelism alongside of the sexual-temptation question (try publicly witnessing to the lady you’re tempted by and see what happens!) Few men I work with are naturally aggressive in sharing their faith. Most of us need to train up and into spiritual confidence first. We have to own it.
The key to developing God’s purpose for evangelism starts here. We are convinced that this is His priority for our lives. God commands that we go and make disciple (see Matthew 28:18-20). Next, we pray for opportunities and be mindful that God will layer us into situations — some obvious and some not so obvious — that call us to share our testimony and the gospel on His time. Last, we are to proactively pursue, encourage, and sharpen each other in witnessing.
As we risk building a lifestyle of evangelism through prayer and then practice, we will begin to see the custom-built opportunities God has already laid out. Prayer will be the key at each step of the process.
Father, thank you for what you have done in my life and now help me share it with others.