Sometimes it is not easy to share our faith with others. It may feel uncomfortable or even pushy so we just ignore the opportunity God has placed before us. When you find yourself reluctant, use Paul’s advice to the Colossians as your personal three-part prayer to jump start a bold and confident invitation, beckoning others to a relationship with Christ: “At the same time pray for us as well that God will open to us a door for the word, that we may declare the mystery of Christ, . . . so that I may reveal it clearly, as I should” (Colossians 4:3–4).
This excerpt is from “This is My Story” by Diane Monroe that ran in the November 2011 issue of Gather magazine.