“Also I heard the voice of the Lord, saying, Whom shall I send, and who will go for us? Then said I, Here am I; send me.” Isaiah 6:8.
Warren Wiersbe’s, Wycliffe Handbook of Preaching & Preachers, quotes:
“Millions of surveys which we have helped to take around the world indicate that approximately 98 percent of the Christians do not regularly introduce others to the Saviour.”
In a survey given to those attending training sessions for a Billy Graham crusade in Detroit, attendees were asked to answer this question by checking one of the following answers.
“What is your greatest hindrance in witnessing?”
0% said they don’t care.
9% said they were too busy to remember to do it.
12% said their own lives were not speaking as they should.
28% felt the lack of real information to share.
51% feared the reactions of those with whom they might share.
If we truly believe that Jesus is the only way to eternal life-
– why aren’t we spreading the word?
Maybe we don’t really believe that.
I guess no one thought to include that reason on Billy’s survey.
Do we truly believe in heaven?
Do we believe without a shadow of a doubt that Jesus is the only way to get there?
If we do, how can we keep our mouths closed to a world of people who are headed for the agony of eternal burning?
“Here am I.”
This should be our cry to the Lord today.
“Send me, Lord!
Help me to open my mouth for you!
Work through me Lord, for your sake Lord, and for the sake of those who don’t know you!”
Let’s be about doing His business-
– and commit ourselves to sharing the good news with the lost around us!