Jesus tells us in the Great Commission that he will always be with us to the very end of the age. That promise is coupled with the fact that whenever we are placed in a position to be his witnesses and words do not form on our lips, then he will give us the words to say (v. 20). It will not be you speaking, but the Holy Spirit speaking through you.
By worshipping God in sharing God’s Word, we take the focus away from ourselves. There, we find His strength. By the power of the Holy Spirit, his strength becomes our strength.
When you read through the Bible, heroes jump off the pages. Normal people whom God tasks and when they take that first step of faith “something takes over.” Something unseen from within becomes seen throughout. The frightened and scattered disciples become pillars of faith. The most unlikely little boy becomes a slayer of a giant.
When sharing God’s Word with others who appear disinterested or hostile to God, sometimes people focus on the walls and not the people. “They are unreachable!” we try to convince ourselves. “Their walls of false teaching are too high! Their hearts are impenetrable!”
God’s ambassadors sow the seeds of God’s Word by delivering an all-important message. Christians take joy when those seeds take root and a person comes to faith by the power of the Holy Spirit. There is joy in the harvest and we are reminded that joy can also be found in the act of sowing.
God does wonders with a willing heart. Step by step, hand in hand, God takes people who feel ill-equipped, ill-advised, and ill in the stomach, and moves them to carry out what seems to be the impossible.
What we are provided in the New Testament is a harmonious account of the life, death and resurrection of Jesus Christ. The New Testament is not just a reliable, historical account of Jesus Christ, but a sufficient one. We are given all that we need to know to receive salvation.