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What does it mean to share the Good News in our communities, our churches, our schools? On "Reaching Your World with Luis Palau" Luis gives practical help on how to share the Good News with people in our lives.
Have you ever considered what your mission in life is? I ask because sometimes, people get so caught up in the day-to-day motions that they forget we’re called to be living with a purpose. A big purpose. An exciting plan for your life.
A long time ago, when I received Jesus into my heart, my mission in life changed. Before I was walking with the Lord, I wanted to be a banker or a lawyer. I wanted to make money and be financially successful. That was it. But with Jesus, my heart shifted. My goal became more about saving the lost than building my bank account. Although, both can go together, by the way.
As followers of Christ, God calls us all to help people find and follow Jesus. In fact, Jesus outlines this mission in Mark 16:15 which reads, “And he said to them, ‘Go into all the world and proclaim the gospel to the whole creation.’”
I urge you to live out God’s mission for your life. Start by considering who in your life does not yet have a relationship with Jesus. Pray for them by name, and look for opportunities to share the Good News with them. You don’t have to be a pastor or a missionary to share the Good News; you just need to have a heart for Christ, and for people’s spiritual good.
This is Luis Palau.
A few years ago, after a festival, a young man – call him Joe - approached me. He said, “Luis, how can I share the Good News? I’m not an evangelist. I’m not a pastor. And I’m not a missionary. I’m just an ordinary guy.” In response, I said, “Well, has God changed your life?” Of course, Joe said “Yes!” So I told him, “If God has changed your life, then you have what it takes to share the Good News. You have personal experience. You have a first-hand understanding of the power of Jesus.”
Often, I see people like Joe, who are afraid to share the Gospel because they don’t have some credential that gives them some imagined authority. But the truth is, we don’t need the title of ‘Pastor’ or ‘Missionary’ to tell the Good News. All we need is a heart for Jesus, and the story of Him working in our lives.
People cannot argue with how God has changed your life. So this week, be bold about telling your story. Tell the world how you went from being lost, to being found in Christ. Tell of the peace you have in Him. Be honest. Be vulnerable. And be confident that God can use your story to bring others to Him. He said, “You will receive power when the Holy Spirit comes upon you, and you shall be my witnesses.”
This is Luis Palau.
We all have a calling from God. On "Reaching Your World" this week, Luis tells of his own calling and that of others, and that may help you see just what yours might be.