Christ calls you to persevere

Posted: February 4, 2007 by Daniel in Christianity, encouragement

Be persistent, refuse to stop!

If you are a Christain I want to encourage you today to keep believing and persevere to the end. I know how easy it is to shrink back from obeying God. Know that He is at work in you and that he will never forsake you. The motive for your life must be to glorify and enjoy God – any other motive for what you do will be meaningless.

Why witness?

  • we are commanded and empowered by Christ to go and do it;
  • God can use our attempts in his redemptive work in other people’s lives;
  • but most of all, God is glorifed as the gospel is proclaimed.

“But we ought always to give thanks to God for you, brothers beloved by the Lord, because God chose you as the firstfruits to be saved, through sanctification by the Spirit and belief in the truth. To this he called you through our gospel, so that you may obtain the glory of our Lord Jesus Christ.” 2 Thes. 2 v13,14

  1. faithwalk says:

    I am enjoying perusing your site and in agreement with the need for evangelism! It is after all our life! 🙂
    Every blessing to you as you grow in your witness and may the Holy Spirit be your guide as you reach out to others!
    There are many ways to effectively wins souls, Only the Lord knows how different people will respond to the gospel and the best way to present it. As you seek Him in this, He is faithful to put the right words in your mouth.
    We used the WOTM for a season, but now prefer to be led of the Holy Spirit. Sometimes it worked, often it did not. But God never fails to show us what people need to hear and many come to Jesus and it is awesome to see how faithful the Lord is.
    We can do nothing of value on our own, only by His grace!
    I’m preaching now so I will stop, sorry.
    May there be much fruit for the Kingdom through your lives!

    Every Blessing to you both in Christ Jesus!

  2. FW.

    Thanks for your kind word and encouragement. Yes, you are right that we need to be mindful of how we might most appropriately communicate the Gospel to others. I think that first understanding the person’s background is vital in this. We often need to decode and correct people’s understanding of words like God, Jesus, etc. They might have a Mormon background, for example, and they might think something completely different when we use these words.

    We need to show compassion, value and interest in the people that we witness to. If we are set on rushing through the gospel presentation all the time then we might be lacking in these areas. That said, sometimes we are both busy and have little time but know that a quick presentation (or a flawed one) is better than no presentation.


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