If you popped over from Karen Ehman’s 12 Day of Christmas Giveaway, welcome! If you haven’t been to Karen’s blog yet, you’re missing out. This is Karen’s 4th annual 12 Days of Christmas Giveaway. There’s people to meet, recipes to try, inspirational stories to read, and lots of giveaways!
Today, I’m Karen’s guest. My hope is that the Spirit of Christmas will stir your heart to share the gift of Christ this year. People are naturally open to hear about Christ’s saving grace at Christmas time. So, let’s not miss this window of opportunity!
The easiest way to share the gospel is by sharing your own story. Before you do, it’s best to prepare. One of the most powerful things you can do in preparing to tell your story is to write it out and think through the different aspects of your relationship with Christ. Allow me to give you some steps to take that will help you clarify your thoughts and identify God’s activity in your life.
Step One: Write down what your life was life before you met Christ
Micca’s story: My life before Christ was lonely and empty. My parents were considering splitting. I felt insecure about my future. If my parents went their separate ways, what would happen to me? I thought. Who would love me? I had lost my sense of security.
Step Two: Share how you came to know and trust Christ as your Savior.
Micca’s Story: Because we were church members, our family decided to attend a crusade with James Robinson. Most of the church members went. I’m glad my family attended. My life was forever changed that night. As I listened, God opened my heart to receive His free gift of love and forgiveness. It was just what my aching heart needed. That night, I prayed to receive Christ as my Lord and Savior.
Step Three: Share how your life changed after Christ came into your life.
Micca’s Story: Once I received Christ, my problems didn’t go away. But, because I had Jesus to lean on, my fears gave way to peace. I knew somehow that whatever happened to my family, I would be more than okay.
Step Four: Ask your friend if they would like to know Christ, too. Then lead them in prayer.
Micca’s Story: If you would like to know Christ from reading today’s post on Karen’s blog or from my story, pray this prayer.
Lord Jesus, I know I am a sinner and do not deserve eternal life. I believe you died for me on the cross and rose from the grave to purchase a place for me in heaven. Lord Jesus, come into my life and take control; forgive me for all my sins and fill me with your Holy Spirit. I’m turning away from my sin and placing my trust in you alone. Thank you, Jesus, for saving me, forgiving me and filling my heart with peace. In Jesus Name I pray—a-men.
If you prayed that prayer, I’d love to know. Leave a comment and I’ll send you a booket on what to do next!
Don’t forget to stop by Karen’s blog. I’m giving away an pewter nativity ornament, 25 Days 26 Ways to the Best Christmas Ever, and a star bucks gift card.