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I was going to write about something else today until I administrated the comments on this blog… and found no one responded to yesterday’s post asking about your evangelistic goals for the new year. No one left a thing! Really!
I was very disappointed.
Here are some of the conclusions that I can draw from this:
1) Not many people read the posting.
2) Not that many people are sharing their faith.
3) Most haven’t even made an evangelistic goal.
4) Some have made an evangelistic goal but don’t want to share it.
My goal is to hand out…
…10 Gospel tracts a day…
…or to share my faith verbally once a day…
…and open air preach as the opportunities arise.
To help me in this endeavor I started a log on January 1, 2009. I write down brief stats to give me an overview of how I’m doing each day so I don’t forget my daily goal. I will post them at the end of every month so all of you can hold me accountable, and also to inspire you to do the same. My friend, “Righteous Richard” Chavarria, has the same goal: to hand out 10 tracts or to share his faith verbally daily. It’s not easy, but it’s a fun challenge.
THE EVERYDAY CLUB
If you are a person who is an obedient Christian, unafraid to share his/her faith regularly, I want to help. May I be of assistance? I want you to be a part of the Everyday Club. You will be making a commitment to share your faith on a daily basis, either by handing out one tract a day, speaking with one person a day, or by preaching in the open air daily; it’s your choice. Of course, you can set a higher goal, but it’s entirely up to you. Leave a comment stating that you will be a part of this club, then when I post my monthly results at the end of the month, I’ll include yours also.
Remember, it’s not a vow, it’s a goal! You may fall short of that goal, but at least you’ll have one. Don’t be afraid; have faith.
Now, how hard is it to share your faith daily?
I was leaving our church last Saturday night at 9PM with my 7-year-old and realized I had not handed out even one tract. I want a perfect record in 2009 so I had to do somethiing drastic. “Laurel,” I said to my little girl, “we’re going to Vons to hand out 10 tracts.” We walked in and greeted each person in the grocery store with a “Happy New Year!” and gave them our New Year’s tract. I asked Laurel afterward how long it took. “About 5 minutes,” she answered.
Too many times we wait for an “open door” or “that special person” to come along that God wants us to witness to. The early disciples didn’t wait, they moved! It’s my understanding that Jesus came to seek and to save that which is lost, which gives us carte blanche to speak anytime, anywhere.
Am I wrong here?
Join the club.
This is an opportunity for you to make an evangelistic commitment and report on it twelve times a year. (I post each report at the beginning of each month and send you an email reminder.)