NBA great and hall of famer Charles Barkley is a spokesman for a mobile phone company that offers a "Fave Five," five people you can talk to for as often and as long as you like each month for free. Who are you talking to and witnessing to continually about Jesus Christ? Who is in your "fave five?"
Ralph Neighbor says in Survival Kit for New Christians: A Practical Guide to Spiritual Growth, "Witnessing is not preaching. Witnessing is not teaching the Bible. Witnessing is giving proof or evidence. You have accepted Christ as your Savior and Lord. He has come to live in your life. You have repented of your sins. You have prayed for His Spirit to control you. Your personality has changed because of Christ in your life. People who are around you can see the differences. You are a witness." You are living proof to people who are around you that Jesus saves!
Some Christians say, "I don't need to talk about Christ. All they have to do is see my actions." They are being selfish when we say that. We can talk all day to our 'fave five" about everything and everybody, except Jesus Christ. I don't think so. The Bible says the enemy is overcome by the Lamb and the word of our testimony (Rev 12:11). Friends don't let friends miss heaven. You need to say your witness! Tell somebody what the Lord has done for you.
The apostle Paul knew how to say his witness. Paul wrote, " I am not ashamed of the Good News. It is the power of God. It is the way He saves men...if they put their trust in Him." With relatives, friends, and guests in for the Kentucky Derby, who is in your "fave five," the five people you plan to share Christ with? If you don't have a "fave five," create one and tell them Jesus saves!
This devotional inspired by Survival Kit for New Christians Basic English: A Practical Guide to Spiritual Growth, by Ralph W. Neighbour, Jr.Be sure to read the related post in Prayers of the Righteous, "Prayer Warriors, Give Yourselves A High Five!"