Faith is the Key

“Faith is the substance of things hoped for, the evidence of things not seen. For by it the elders obtained a good report. Through faith, we understand that the worlds were framed by the word of God so that things which are seen were not made of things which do appear. But without faith it is impossible to please him: for he that cometh to God must believe that he is and that he is a rewarder of them that diligently seek him.” (Heb. 11:1-3, 6)

Faith is taking God at his Word; trusting Him to be faithful. Faith is confidence in God. It doesn’t matter how you “feel” about your ability to witness. Faith is not a premise to be proved by the scientific method. Nor, is it a decision you arrive at by emotionalism.

Admit to God you lack faith and ask him to give you faith. “Lord, I believe, help thou mine unbelief.” (Mark 9:24)

The ultimate test of faith is ACTION. For the next seven days, upon rising in the morning, say to (yourself, “I accept God’s promise to strengthen me through Jesus Christ. And, with His help, I’m going to become an effective witness for Him.” Trust God and Act!

“For verily I say unto you, that whosoever shall say unto this mountain, be thou removed, and be thou cast into the sea, and shall not doubt in his heart, but shall believe that those things which he saith shall come to pass; he shall have whatsoever he saith. Therefore, I say unto you, what things soever ye desire, when ye pray, believe that ye receive them, and ye shall have them.’” Mark 11:23-24

When you experience salvation, it’s natural to want to see others saved. Jesus’ first three disciples (Andrew, John, and Philip) went and immediately brought Simon, James, and Nathaniel to meet Him. The key is, they introduced these men to Jesus; it was Jesus who spoke to them, it was Jesus who did the convincing and convicting. Jesus Issued His own invitation, “Come follow me.”

Let Jesus lead. As you follow, invite friends, neighbors, family, schoolmates, and co-workers to meet Jesus. Be sensitive to all opportunities to introduce others to Jesus.