Hey hey hey!
When it comes to preaching in buses, I find myself rehearsing over and over, till I alight. I remember one morning I asked God to give me the word He wanted me to share in the bus, He did and I didn’t open my mouth till I got down.
I consoled myself that it was my mind that told me what to share, not God, until I got to the office and found that a message very similar to what I should have shared was in my mail. Everyday, I disobeyed God on my way to work and gave different excuses why I couldn’t preach.
Slowly, it became difficult to hear the Holy Spirit and He wasn’t giving me new instructions because I never obeyed the ones He gave. I sank deep in guilt, rarely read my bible and prayed the ‘Thank you Jesus’ prayers on my way to work.
After my beautiful short time with Papa this morning, I already knew He wanted me to share something in the bus. I was kinda scared of it even before locking the door to the house, why do I have to do this?
But pause, if I truly believe that Jesus saves, if I believe that He’s the only solution to all the problems people face everyday; why and who am I not to share Him with them?
I often say I can’t imagine how people do life without God, but have I taken it as a personal responsibility to tell them about Him?
The way I set goals for fitfam and a new phone; do I set goals for evangelism?
But how can people call for help if they don’t know who to trust? And how can they know who to trust if they haven’t heard of the One who can be trusted? And how can they hear if nobody tells them? And how is anyone going to tell them, unless someone is sent to do it? That’s why Scripture exclaims,
A sight to take your breath away!
Grand processions of people, telling all the good things of God!
But not everybody is ready for this, ready to see and hear and act. Isaiah asked what we all ask at one time or another: “Does anyone care, God? Is anyone listening and believing a word of it?” The point is: Before you trust, you have to listen. But unless Christ’s Word is preached, there’s nothing to listen to.
Romans 10:14-17 (MSG)
Please, read this verses in other Bible versions.
How can we love Jesus and keep Him secret?
Anyway, as I walked to enter a bus this morning, I asked God if He wanted me to share anything and the first thing I heard was ‘Just continue reading the book by Kenneth Hagin’.
But as I sat in the bus, I asked myself, is this something Jesus will really tell me? I knew immediately that it was my mind that thought that answer up so I could escape telling others about Jesus in the bus. I then asked again, what will you like me to share?
I didn’t hear anything immediately, then I heard ‘Safe’.
God has come again oh, which one is safe again bayi? But then it made sense.
After fighting my flesh, opening my mouth and closing it; I finally said ‘Good morning, I know we’re all busy, going to work, but kindly listen to me for the next 5 minutes.’
I don’t remember all I shared, but it was about staying under the covering and safety of God. I talked about how many of us pray and pray for jobs, get the jobs and then forget God. We start to form too busy and leave the safety net we were before we got the job.
I exposed myself and shared how I started to gossip, tell white lies and sing worldly songs because I was depending on yesterday’s manna. I had less and less word in me and it started to tell on my character.
I then ended with a short prayer, that everyone in the bus will stay under God’s safety and not allow a job take them away from God’s covering. I didn’t get an Amen, but I was glad I finally obeyed!
We will give account of this part of our lives. I remember telling a man close to church that Jesus loved him; he looked dangerous and I should have walked past him, but he listened to me and I asked if I could get him a Bible. He told me when he will be there again, but I procrastinated, saw him again but didn’t have the Bible. I got the Bible this Sunday but didn’t seen him there again, I hope I do next week.
Moral of story? We need to take evangelism more seriously. We will give account.
Close to church as well, I often see women with skimpy clothes standing on a particular street and can sense that they are sex workers, but I walk past: because I don’t want them to feel I’m talking to them because I think I’m better; and I don’t want them to think they don’t deserve the love of God. But how would I ever know what they will think if I never even share the love of Jesus with them?
Ok, I’ve shared way more than I thought I would.
I just wanted to share that if I could open my mouth to share about the love of Jesus in spite of fear, you can too!
Love and light,
But you should keep a clear mind in every situation. Don’t be afraid of suffering for the Lord. Work at telling others the Good News, and fully carry out the ministry God has given you.
2 Timothy 4:5