January 25, 2016
As Christians, we are commanded to share the Gospel (Matthew 28:19-20). As we are going everyday in our lives, we are expected to share the Gospel with people around us. The business of winning souls begins with prayer.
A soul winner is a person of prayer (Colossians 4:2). S/he takes the time to pray and specifically to pray for an opportunity to share Jesus. Paul asked that people pray for him. He wanted them to pray for doors of opportunity to share the Gospel (Colossians 4:3). Even though Paul was in prison, Paul asked others to pray for God to bring people into his path.
Paul knew, and every good soul winner knows, that in order to share the Gospel, you have to speak up (Colossians 4:4). But it takes more than talking about Jesus. One has to live for Jesus in the presence of others (Colossians 4:5). The way we talk should help open the doors of opportunity for people to hear the Gospel. We should be gracious, but always inviting (Colossians 4:6). When people have a question about our Christian lifestyle, we should be ready to answer (Colossians 4:6).
Who are you praying for today? Is there someone whom God wants to put in your path? Who is the person that gets to hear about the Gospel from you today?