I have been traveling for a week at the present time – so sorry it has taken me so long to write another Blog. I am currently in Gatlinburg TN and the weather has finally turned nice – so Diane and I have enjoyed several walks.
On my way here I had the pleasure of listening to the Book “Happy Happy Happy” by Phil Robertson from Duck Dynasty. It is a great read if you have not read it yet… At the end he talks about the Great Commission that has been given to us at the end of Matthew.
Matthew: 28: 18-20 > 18 Then Jesus came to them. He said, “All authority in heaven and on earth has been given to me. 19 So you must go and make disciples of all nations. Baptize them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit. 20 Teach them to obey everything I have commanded you. And you can be sure that I am always with you, to the very end.”
Phil tells the stories of the people he has brought to Christ – and that he finds ways to tell them of Jesus Christ and his salvation… In one part he is at the Astrodome in New Orleans and has spent @ one hour telling over 1,000 people how to use his duck calls – and then he proceeds to preach for 45 minutes from his Bible. This is being Bold about what you Believe IN.
We drove through the Bible belt in KS and OK coming here – they have Big Bill Boards with messages about Jesus…. Someone has been Bold enough to put up the monies to post these messages.
When we arrived in Gatlinburg – we went for a walk downtown on Saturday…. There were these 2 guys that you HAD to pass by on the side walk and they were handing out Smiley Faces… “Smile Jesus Loves You” – Along with the Smiley face was a Track to explain How to get to Heaven. This took allot of Boldness – but they were handing out hundreds of them – and they had built a ministry in doing this. http://sowersofseed.com
My biggest question to you is: Do the people around you know that you are a Christian…. One of my biggest disappointments in my work was when a co-worker was complaining about Jesus Freaks and then looked at me and asked… “You aren’t of them are you”? I never want to get asked that again – but it has taken some Boldness to get me out of my comfort zone to make sure that it does not.
So as you go forward this week – where does your Boldness come from – do the people around you know that you are a Christian? Can you tell them about HIS saving Grace and how to get to heaven?