Our soul winning passage from the Word of God today is 2 Corinthians 12:9 which reads: “And he said unto me, My grace is sufficient for thee: for my strength is made perfect in weakness. Most gladly therefore will I rather glory in my infirmities, that the power of Christ may rest upon me.”
Our soul winning quote today is from Rick Warren. He said: “As fellow members of the human race, we all deal with life’s hurts, habits, and hang-ups.”
Our soul winning devotional is part 81 of our series titled “What Evangelism Is” from Dave Earley and David Wheeler.
Evangelism Is…Sharing Your Recovery Testimony
Since Satan cannot steal a person’s salvation he will always try to render the Christian ineffective. Aside from creating the fear of sharing one’s faith, he deceives the believer by keeping the person in bondage to the past.
The mistakes and tough times in our past open the door to the enemy’s intimidation and fear. Therefore, we play it safe, pretending that we are perfect people. To be frank, those outside the church have seen enough of the “perfect people” in the church. Those who are honest about their shortcomings become a breath of life to those searching for life themselves. However, when we allow Satan to intimidate us or make us fearful, we remain silent.
A recovery testimony is living out the words of Joseph from Genesis 50:20, “But as for you, ye thought evil against me; but God meant it unto good, to bring to pass, as it is this day, to save much people alive.” Rather than allowing Satan to silence the followers of Christ through lies and deceit, we must admit our past indiscretions and forgive ourselves just as we are forgiven by Christ. In addition, we must use those past experiences as points of entry into the lives of fellow strugglers in need of salvation.