When was the last time you got fired up about an event or activity? Do you recall the adrenaline that ran through your body? It could have been a family vacation, sporting event, or church service when the Lord spoke to you in a very personal way. You will never forget that experience.
So many times we will get excited about our Christian life and our service for the Lord; however, through the rigors of serving we tend to falter in our fervor. How can we keep and maintain the fire and freshness of sharing our faith like we once did when we first began soulwinning?
Let me share some biblical truths that ignite my heart and challenge me to be a faithful soulwinner:
1. The Realization of God’s Love
This is a basic truth, but God does love the world (John 3:16). The Lord has proven His love for every person who lives on planet Earth (Romans 5:8). We might need to confess that at times we do not love people the way God does. God loved people enough to send His Son to die on the cross of Calvary for them. Do you love them enough to tell them about His love?
2. The Responsibility of Being a Witness
God’s Word is very bold in outlining our responsibility to tell others about Him. Matthew 28:18–20 is known as the “Great Commission.” Jesus Christ has commanded every Christian to, “Go ye therefore, and teach all nations.” This is a clear command from Jesus.
Jesus Christ desires that all of His children be faithful in telling others of His salvation. Will you receive this responsibility or will you reject it? Remember, people are hoping that you will receive it and share the gospel with them.
3. The Resolve to Be Faithful
The Bible plainly states that faithfulness is a key to receiving God’s blessings upon your life. Proverbs 28:20 says, “A faithful man shall abound with blessings.” Each of us can be faithful in soulwinning and passing out tracts. I have found that many Christians compartmentalize their soulwinning and they restrict their soulwinning to a specific day and time. However, we need to understand that God longs for us to be soul-conscious every day of the week.
I believe we could see many more people come to Christ during the “off times” if we are aware of the opportunities that God gives us. Remember what Paul wrote to the believers in 2 Corinthians 6:2, “For he saith, I have heard thee in a time accepted, and in the day of salvation have I succoured thee: behold, now is the accepted time; behold, now is the day of salvation.”
4. The Reality of Eternity
I think of this often and it motivates me to be a witness every day. Heaven and Hell are real, and real people will spend eternity in one of these two places. Now, I cannot save anyone—only Christ can, but I certainly can warn, instruct, and compel people to accept Christ as their personal Saviour. I am reminded of this simple truth, every person will spend eternity somewhere. With that thought in mind, I must do my best to tell them of the truth of Heaven!