“How then will they call on him in whom they have not believed? And how are they to believe in him of whom they have never heard? And how are they to hear without someone preaching? And how are they to preach unless they are sent? As it is written, "How beautiful are the feet of those who preach the good news!” - Romans 10:14, 15
It is in our core being to want to eat delicious food. It is in our core being to love our spouse/family. And when we came to faith in Christ, it became our core being to share the Good News of Jesus Christ. Sycomore, it is time for us to express our God-given DNA. We are here on earth on assignment: to be a part of, and express, God’s great story of Rescue throughout human history. Yes, we are to PRAY for God to open doors. Yes, we are to CARE for the lost. (And all that is SAFE to do). However, we are called to SHARE this great salvation. (from the book ImPossible, by Lon Allison). And when it is time to share by speaking, there is always a sense of fear. That’s when you know you are on the right track! It is why Paul asked that the church pray for him, that words may be given him, and that he would speak it fearlessly (Ephesians 6:19,20). Sycomore, let us work with God in what He is already doing in people’s lives, even before we speak of God’s good news to that person. Let us not do this primarily so that the person will avoid going to hell. Let us not do this primarily so that the person will be happy. Let us do this, so that the Lamb that was slain will receive the reward of His suffering!