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INITIATE

As a follower of Christ you are loved, forgiven, blessed and have been given eternal life. But God does not want you to keep these things for yourself. The Lord has called you to actively initiate conversations with others and share His amazing love!

As you learn to step out in faith you will see that God will give you the words to say. Your words may be gentle and filled with grace, or the Lord may lead you to just listen and pray. Other times the heart of the person you are speaking with may be ready to receive Christ. God calls you to initiate and offer the good news of Jesus to anyone that will listen!

READ SCRIPTURE

MARK 16:15, NIV

5 He said to them, “Go into all the world and preach the good news to all creation.”

2 TIMOTHY 2:1-2, NIV

1 You then, my son, be strong in the grace that is in Christ Jesus.

2 And the things you have heard me say in the presence of many witnesses entrust to reliable men who will also be qualified to teach others.

LIVE IT

Step out in faith today and start one conversation about your new faith in Jesus Christ. Expect God to open up the doors of conversation as you go about your day.

You may consider simply asking if you can pray for another person (Rarely will ANYONE turn down an offer to be prayed for!). You might also initiate a conversation based on how grateful you are to be alive!

Be creative and don’t force it, but expect that the Lord will desire to speak through you today.

PRAYER

“Lord Jesus, would you please give me boldness today? Help me to move beyond my fears and simply look at the world with eyes of love today. The people around me need you. May I be quick to listen for your promptings and initiate at least one conversation with another person about what you have done in my life. In your good name I pray, Amen.”