@LLynn_J: Evangelism?

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I joined twitter about 2years ago, but only started taking it seriously late last year. So far, I love it!  twitter is very interactive and responsive. I have a couple of followers and some fellow bloggers I often interact with, e.g @cassie_daves @worshipandswag, @chinomnsop @sisi_yemmie to name a few. I’m quite active and I discuss everything! so kindly follow me ^.^ .

Last night was very lovely and value adding. Maggie of @worshipandswag blog tweeted this scripture:

“I planted, Apollos watered, but God was causing the growth. So then neither the one who plants nor the one who waters is anything, but God who causes the growth.…” 1corinthians 2:6-7
Instantly, that scripture reminded me of an experience I had where the holyspirit taught me about the mindset one should have in envangelism or outreach. I decided to share my lesson and I’m grateful others found it beneficial. I know a lot of my readers aren’t on twitter, but for your wonderful sake I have attached my tweets in text below(each line new tweet), Do read and be blessed! more of this to come! (permanent segment)
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@LLynn_J

“I was in a cab on my way to church sometime back with a Muslim driver, and we got into a conversation about God”

“Actually the driver wasn’t even a Muslim, I assumed she was. She was an Indian pagan”.

“She asked me where I was headed and I said “church”, she smiled saying “I love people who go to church”

“She went on & even shared a testimony on why she believes there’s a “God”.  I was happy at her recognition but she had not yearned for salvation”

“This lady(driver) actually said she felt unworthy, and was such a sinner so God wouldn’t answer her prayers”

“On hearing that I was so passionate about “correcting” her notion on God’s faithfulness, trying to explain the Concept of Grace.

“I went on as if I had the power to “convert”or help someone experience a conviction. Forgetting that my job may just be to plant that seed.

“Getting back home, the holyspirit brought to my attention that ‘it’s the spirt of God in man that gives understanding’  Job 32:8

“He also brought this scripture to my understanding 1corinthians 3:6 “I have planted, Apollos watered; BUT GOD gave the increase”

“You can preach all day long, but remember your job is NOT to “save”.  Your job is to demonstrate the love of God.

“That just changed my orientation towards evangelism or outreach. Let the Holy Spirit do his job.

“I no longer try to convince anyone about the existence of God or his power. I just live in Christ and let his light & power do the talking”

“You see 1 Corinthians 2:14 is too apt! It says ” The person without the Spirit does NOT accept the things that come from the Spirit of God, But considers them foolishness and CANNOT understand them because they are discerned ONLY through the spirit”

“The moment you grasp this, your walk with Christ & others becomes easier. You meet someone, SHOW the love of God & if necessary use words.

“Which brings us back to being a child of God, you are as bold as a lion, the light of the world, like a city set on a hill that CANNOT be hidden.

“Dear friends, you CANNOT be truly sold out to God & the world won’t recognise the paradigm shift. You must be different! You must stand out.

“What will be your witness? What makes you approved if you’re just like the rest?

“Let me back it up scripturally why you must show your self approved. The importance of doing good works, and even men should recognise.

“Matthew 5:16 Let your light shine before MEN in such a way that they may SEE your good works, and GLORIFY your Father who is in heaven”

“However that shouldn’t make you a hypocrite unconsciously, parading yourself as self righteous or doing only good in public, See Matthew 6:1.  ‘Be careful not to practice your righteousness in front of others to be seen by them. You will have no reward from your Father in heaven”

“May God equip us in every good thing to do His will, working in us that which is pleasing in His sight, through Jesus christ Hebrews 13:22

“Good morning!

Hope you enjoyed!

Have a wonderful week ahead.

xoxo

Tosin

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9 Comments on “@LLynn_J: Evangelism?

  1. Good Lord, thank you for the inspiration for this new segment. Your daughter, Maggi, is very happy. Oya, let’s go! Lol 😀 I’m glad I learned from you haha

  2. Reblogged this on Worship and Swag and commented:
    These days, I find myself gradually distancing myself from social media. However, I cherish each moment and the learning experience from the relationships I’ve grown over the past few months.

    Tosin is a lady/side hustler/entrepreneur I admire and keep on my “To watch” list, and below is the conversation we had last weekend. It did wonders for my faith, and I can’t wait to hear your testimony as well. Please read and share after you’re done!

  3. Your job is to demonstrate the love of God.

    I will keep trying till I get it.

    I don’t have the power to convert but I have a responsibility to show the love of Christ, preach with words if I have to and let God do the rest

  4. Reading this post reminds me of my uni days, when it so happened that my path crossed with a lady who had the desire to please God but the company she kept, didn’t make that desire a reality. Anytime she needed my help, I helped as much as I could. Till date, I cannot even explain how I didn’t ‘judge her’ or stay away from her considering that I knew she had a choice to make but she wasn’t making it.
    By God’s grace, I was led to keep praying for her even when I graduated and she had to repeat some courses. I migrated away from the city, didn’t even keep in touch; but all I was doing was praying for her. A year and some months later, she reached out to me on FB and said ‘thank you for………, God saved me, I’m done with my bachelors, I’m doing my masters in USA’. I was marvelled. I guess I didn’t understand how potent prayer is, and how showing love preaches to a person. It was just a seed I was led to plant. And God gave the increase.

    Indeed, the work of the Holy Spirit is to convict, while we show love or preach the Word. But we can’t force a person to know God immediately we share the love of Christ. We are to plant or water, as it may be, but we are not to prescribe the time of the increase; that’s His work.

    God bless you Tosin for sharing this experience. It blessed me.

  5. Aunty Tosin..lol thank you once more for this great read. The holy spirit is a master communicator and the bible also says God’s Love is shed abroad in our hearts by the holy spirit (it’s just to let him do his work)

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