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May 12, 2008

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A prayer to help a hesitant heart to share God’s Word

by Dave Malnes

In Paul’s letter to the Romans, he writes, “I am not ashamed of the gospel, because it is the power of God for the salvation of everyone who believes.”

The Greek word Paul uses for the power of God is “dynamis”—from which we receive the English word “dynamite.” The power of the gospel not only blows away human reasoning and pride, but also our hesitancy to share the “foolishness” of the gospel to an unbelieving world.

When Paul writes that he is not ashamed of the gospel, this verse comes right after expressing eagerness to preach. This means that Paul wasn’t hesitant to share, but exhibited trust that all of God’s claims and promises he was preaching are true.

A little girl holds on to her father's Bible outside church.

We do not need to be reluctant in sharing the message of the gospel, because a believer’s confidence is in the all-important message of our salvation and the power behind it, not in ourselves. For the message we share comes from God and is centered on the fulfilled promise of His Son, Jesus Christ. It’s not about ourselves, so we need not be reluctant or ashamed.

We can go the Lord and pray;

“Oh, Lord!  How often do I focus on my weaknesses and not on the power of Your Gospel!  Please forgive me. Help me to not only focus on that power but rely on it as I boldly step out and share your salvation and love with others. With you Lord, I am not ashamed, but utilize the dynamite of Your Word to bring others to You! Amen.”

 

How does the concept of God’s Word being “dynamis” help you?

For other posts similar to this, please go to “A prayer to spread the knowledge of God.”

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  1. Liz
    May 13 2008

    I’ve been thinking a lot lately about sharing the gospel, how to go about it, etc. and I think you make a really great point to remember: the gospel message itself is powerful. God’s Word is powerful–He spoke the entire universe into existence!

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