Force Feeding the Gospel
Let us not become weary in doing good, for at the proper time we will reap a harvest if we do not give up. Galatians 6:9
If you’re force-fed certain food growing up (broccoli), you will often have a gag reflex to that particular food. If people experience judgment from Christians and are Bible-bashed in every argument or conversation, it’s hardly likely to make them want to ‘taste and see that the Lord is good.’ They’ll avoid you like the plague. Too often we Christians make the mistake of presenting the Gospel without the love of God. The Bible’s clear about us taking the message to the world, but we’re called to do that as real people. A really good way of sharing the pairing of love and the Gospel is within your relationships. That provides a basis of love for the seeds of salvation to grow in.
We’re called to share our lives with people and to love others. If God’s in the life that we share, we can’t help but share Him, too. That way it’s all natural. When we’re led by the Holy Spirit and we ask Him for opportunities to speak about God, everyday conversations are opened up to bigger opportunities than we can imagine. Having said that – sometimes we’re called to share God’s Gospel in a louder, bolder, non-relationship based way. If you’re feeling that, pray, check with Scripture, make sure it’s love based and do it.
Heavenly Father, help me reflect You and what You are about in my life and see the doors You open up to share that with others. In Jesus’ Name, Amen