Evangelism through tracts

I walked around the Sunken Garden this afternoon, giving out tracts.
I pray that I will be bolder next time and be able to speak about Jesus and share about His love.

There was a challenging question posted by a friend a few days ago. "Do you have a regular personal evan activity?"

I couldn't say yes because to be honest, evangelism is not part of my system. I rarely share about Christ and I am not happy about it. It's easy to reason out that evangelism is not my gift but if I listen to Christ, this argument will not stand.

He said it plainly, "Therefore go and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit, and teaching them to obey everything I have commanded you. And surely I am with you always, to the very end of the age.” (Matthew 28:19-20)

Whether it's a gift or not, every Christian is commanded to share Christ. We must share about the Good News of salvation in the sacrificial death and in the resurrection of Jesus. 

With much fear and trembling, I committed to offer time and energy to evangelize. I started today and chose to give out evangelistic tracts in the U.P. Sunken Garden. I don't understand why I am afraid of commando evangelism. I used to enjoy the activity and felt joyful with the idea of sharing Jesus.

I guess months of inexperience has robbed me of the passion. Not that it's through experience and practice that one becomes good at evangelism-- this is purely dependent on the Spirit-- but months of silence breeds complacency that leads to fear, doubt and timidity.

As I walked towards Sunken, I kept on praying for boldness and strength. I even texted a lot of people to pray for me that God will give me the courage to share Him. Even when I was already walking around, my heart still pounded on my chest, making me reluctant to approach people.

In the end, I just gave out tracts. I felt bad because I couldn't stand up and talk about Jesus. I was too concerned about how people will think of me. I was also reluctant to share because of the fear of rejection. But after the evan experience, I paused and asked God to forgive me for being too afraid.

I want more passion, zeal, courage and a genuine concern for the lost that I may see each day and every person as an opportunity to share the love of Christ. I can try with all my strength, but without the Spirit's enabling, I will not have the power to share Jesus.

I am determined to be more outspoken about Christ. How I long to cry out once more, "I am not ashamed of the gospel, because it is the power of God for the salvation of everyone who believes: first for the Jew, then for the Gentile." (Romans 1:16)
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  1. Hi, I highly recommend that you read "Just Walk Across the Room" by Bill Hybels. :)

  2. Keep fighting, kuya! It's God who will give you the strength to obey Him heart, mind, soul and strength.

  3. @Lee Ann: I will search for this book and read it :) Thank you!

    @Kuya Kito: Hello po! Thank you Kuya Kito sa encouragement. God is our strength indeed! :) I know by His grace, mercy and love we can do all things for God's glory!