Commit to the Commission: An Evangelist – Part 2
Scripture Reading: 2 Timothy 4:1-5
Key Verse: 2 Timothy 4:5
But you, keep your head in all situations, endure hardship, do the work of an evangelist, discharge all the duties of your ministry.
Most of us do not feel we are called to be an evangelist as our primary role in God’s kingdom. For those who have received this call and gifting, you will not need much encouragement to “do the work,” it comes very natural to you. If you feel gifted in other areas, today’s devotional is for you.
To do the work of an evangelist means I go about my day ready for any opportunity that might come my way to share Christ. I start my day praying for an opportunity; I ask God to open my eyes to see the need and the courage to do it.
To do the work of an evangelist means to be prepared to give an answer for the hope we have in Christ (1 Peter 3:15). Peter tells us to do this with gentleness and respect! Have you ever written out your testimony? Sometime soon, take a few moments and write out a one-page testimony. Reflect on where you were before Christ. Talk briefly about your need for a change. Move on to the significant factors that brought you to Christ. End your testimony with how different your life is now with Christ as Lord of your life. This exercise will help prepare you to share when the opportunity is presented to you.
Finally, to do the work of an evangelist means you take a deep breath and “just do it!” You open your mouth and let God fill it!
Father, I am not able to share with others if you don’t come upon me with your divine power. Fill my heart and lips with your praise! In Jesus’ Name, Amen.