- Ethan Davis
My Approach to "Sharing My Faith"
This Sunday Darryl interviewed several wonderful people about their approaches to sharing their faith. The goal was NOT to put those individuals on a pedestal but to find stories that resonate in our own life. Today, I’d like to do the same:
I’ve always been a relational person. God has gifted me with the ability to get along with a wide variety of people. If you knew me in high school, I was a bit of a nerd (not much has changed) but generally floated from friend group to friend group. This ability opened some doors for me to have some frank conversation with people about God. I was never really the type to start abruptly with a line like, “If you died today where would you go?” or be ‘in someone’s face’ but when they would ask about God, I would ask some tough questions back.
So, God is still working in my life. I want to be ready in season and out of season to explain the hope I possess. For now, my most general style is relational with a dash of direct. My encouragement would be this … just start. You maybe an intellectual or invitational; you maybe a creative or a service minded approach. Bottom line - MOVE. GO. I pray that the Word of God would burn in your bones like it did for Jeremiah … “his word is in my heart like a fire, a fire shut up in my bones. I am weary of holding it in; indeed, I cannot. - Jeremiah 20:9b