I have a confession to make.
I can not keep a secret. Seriously, it is pure torture!!
I just helped my parents order gifts for the kids for Christmas. Gifts that the kids will absolutely go ga-ga over! These are THE GIFTS; the ones they continue hinting at, the ones they’ve been talking about for months, the ones they never dreamed they’d get, never thought they’d see, never imagined they’d hold…
I am having such a hard keeping it secret!! I am so darn excited, I’m just bursting!!
I want to talk about it, I want to share it, I want to tell someone, ANYONE…
But there is a secret that I have been known to keep. The best secret. The one I should share but I zip my lips, I hold my tongue.
The Good News of Jesus Christ.
Why am I not bursting at the seams over what Christ did for me?
Why aren’t I just as excited to tell someone… ANYONE… about God’s saving grace that I can’t keep quiet?
Why aren’t I?
God offers us an amazing gift. A gift that we will go ga-ga over. A gift that we always long for, hint at, the one that we can’t stop thinking about. A gift that we all desperately want but think we will never get.
“But God demonstrates His own love toward us, in that while we were yet sinners, Christ died for us.” Romans 5:8
“If we confess our sins, He is faithful and righteous to forgive us our sins and to cleanse us from all unrighteousness.” 1 John 1:9
“So if the Son makes you free, you will be free indeed.” John 8:36
“and He will wipe away every tear from their eyes; and there will no longer be any death; there will no longer be any mourning, or crying, or pain; the first things have passed away.” Revelation 21:4
“The precepts of the LORD are right, rejoicing the heart; The commandment of the LORD is pure, enlightening the eyes.” Psalm 19:8
“…THINGS WHICH EYE HAS NOT SEEN AND EAR HAS NOT HEARD, AND which HAVE NOT ENTERED THE HEART OF MAN, ALL THAT GOD HAS PREPARED FOR THOSE WHO LOVE HIM.” 1 Corinthians 2:9
“These things I have written to you who believe in the name of the Son of God, so that you may know that you have eternal life.” 1 John 5:13
We can have a burden for the lost; an excitement to share the change and promises God has made in and given to us, but we must ask for it.
It is very easy to grow cold in our longing to share what Christ did. The evil one makes sure of that. He certainly does not want us sharing our faith and changing hearts, so he plants seeds of doubt and fear in us to turn us from sharing the hope of Christ with others.
Ignore those whispers!
Don’t let the evil one steal God’s thunder! Pray for courage, pray for a burden and let God work.
Heavenly Father, your Word promises that You are always with me. Give me a burden for those who don’t know you, the boldness to approach them and the words to say. Please prepare hearts and guide my steps. Oh God I praise You for the change You’ve made in me, please fill me with a desire for the lost and allow me to share You with them.