Proverbs 11:30 The fruit of the righteous is a tree of life; and he that winneth souls is wise. (KJV)
In the past several Daily Bible Nuggets I have been presenting the brief outline I learned many years ago from a speaker’s presentation at the high school Bible club I attended at Cass Technical High School. The speaker suggested that to continue to grow spiritually, a Christian must do three things: (1) Listen to God by reading the Bible daily, so that God can speak as we read God’s written word (Acts 17:11); (2) Pray daily so that we can maintain communication with God as we speak to Him (1 Thessalonians 5:17); (3) We speak for God as we share with others what God has done for us and what we have learned from His word in the Bible (Proverbs 11:30).
Probably the greatest help to grow ourselves is to become involved with teaching others. I learned much more from the Bible when I became a Sunday school teacher and had the responsibility of preparing weekly Bible lessons.
Another avenue of sharing spiritual truth with others is to simply let your light shine. When I worked at Michigan Bell Telephone Company, someone on my very first day on the job asked me if I was going to become a preacher or pastor. I had said nothing about my Christian faith. I was not carrying a Bible. I was not passing out Gospel tracts!
I had further opportunities to share my faith at work during the lunch hour when someone asked me about the Bible or spiritual things. I never began such conversations. But if someone started the conversation about spiritual things by asking me a direct question, I answered the question.
Learn, by repeatedly reading the New Testament, what God’s plan of salvation actually is so that you can share this important information based upon your own knowledge of what the Bible teaches. You can also learn what verses to use by reading Gospel tracts or leaflets and seeing what verses the authors often use.
This is a most important matter! Yet very few individual Christians have ever personally led a person to saving faith in our Lord Jesus Christ. The results of this neglected activity on the part of ordinary Christians is plain to see by the changes for the worse, morally and spiritually speaking, that we see in the surrounding culture today. To reverse that trend, learn how to share your faith then do so.