If you’re visiting this blog, then you’re probably both a Jesus-lover and someone who likes to see people getting saved.
That’s awesome, because you’re in good company in this online community here at Not Ashamed of the Gospel :-).
As a Jesus-lover like you, I’ve been doing a lot of thinking lately about how we can do our part in getting people saved on the Internet. I’ve been pondering several different types of questions like:
How can people be drawn to Jesus online? What kinds of things should we be sharing with them? What are people struggling with and how can we reach out to them?
I was pondering these questions when BAM – the answer hit me like a ton of bricks when I was reading my Bible this morning!
Here’s the thing…
I wrote a recent blog post about how we can love people into the Kingdom on the Internet.
In it, I asked you what you’re thoughts were about this subject. Many of you had some great ideas.
I had some good ideas myself but then I was reminded of something that a friend used to tell me.
I have a wonderful friend of mine, Bartley Forsythe, who always used to give me this great advice. He would say:
“Not every good idea is a God idea.”
That’s some insanely awesome insight right there! Go back and read it one more time.
The Difference Between a Good Idea and a GOD Idea
You and I can come up with good ideas all the time. Do we have a problem we need to solve? Do we have a goal we need to achieve? Then we’ll think about it and analyze it until our brains go ka-put!
Then we put our good ideas into action only to be disappointed by the results :-(.
Because what seems to be a good answer sometimes turns out to be not the one that God wants for us.
A Reminder About God Ideas
For My thoughts are not your thoughts, Nor are your ways My ways,” says the Lord. “For as the heavens are higher than the earth, So are My ways higher than your ways, And My thoughts than your thoughts.”
God’s Idea of Evangelism
I was reading this morning in the gospel of John about Jesus’ conversation with the woman at the well. If you need a refresher of this touching story, you can click here.
If you remember, Jesus told her that she had 5 husbands in the past and that the man that she was with currently wasn’t even her husband.
This woman was so touched by the love and compassion of Jesus, that she was converted right on the spot and she went and told her whole city:
The woman then left her waterpot, went her way into the city, and said to the men:
“Come, see a Man who told me all things that I ever did. Could this be the Christ?” Then they went out of the city and came to Him.
Now check out verses 39-41:
“And many of the Samaritans of that city believed in Him because of the word of the woman who testified, ‘He told me all that I ever did.’”
So when the Samaritans had come to Him, they urged Him to stay with them; and He stayed there two days. And many more believed because of His own word.
BAM – That’s Tt!
As you see from the passage, many people came to Christ because of the woman at the well’s testimony.
She went around and told others about Jesus and as a result, many people came to Him and got saved.
And that’s one of the answers to how we can get more people into the Kingdom!
Questions for you: Is your testimony somewhere online? If it is, please share it in the comments section because we’d LOVE to check it out and share it.
Also, would you ever put your testimony on the Internet? Why or why not?
Here’s my testimony about how I was a Christian, then became a Christian, and then became a…
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