You can share your faith, and we are here to help.
We are all in—and that phrase reflects more to us than our ministry name. It comes from a devotion to love God with our all and love all in response (Mark 12:29-31). That includes loving you and helping you love others well.
We created free tools and resources to help you be a disciple maker and share your faith with others—you can start right here. You’ll discover when you share Jesus’s love with others, your life changes in three amazing ways.
Did you notice the last four words? Jesus said to proclaim “to the whole creation.” No one is left out—Jesus commands us to proclaim the gospel to everyone.
When you share your faith, you share a truth that has the power to change someone’s eternity and benefit your own life in countless other ways.
Here are 3 encouraging benefits of sharing your faith.
1) You experience authentic joy.
You and I were designed for joy—but biblical joy is not a feeling based on our circumstances but based on our abiding relationship with Jesus (John 15). Joy comes from the Holy Spirit (Gal. 5:22-23) as we discover our life purpose of enjoying God and exalting Him in all aspects of our life.
But often believers wonder why they lack joy or experience little victory over sin or feel restless and frustrated. No one has taught them how to have a daily, life-giving relationship with God through the Holy Spirit based on the finished work of Jesus.
God never intended His children to feel this way. He gives us His Word and His Spirit to know Him. And, knowing God leads to loving everything about Him—including His will and His ways.
When you take steps of trusting obedience to share your faith, your love grows and joy flows. Being a disciple maker won’t be easy at all times, but living your life with God at the center is what we were made for.
Inviting the Holy Spirit to work in and through you, as you share your faith and God’s love with others, gives you a front-row seat to see lives changed through Jesus.
God has already prepared the path for you to take. He’s peopled your life on purpose. As you take steps to share your faith and make disciples, you experience profound joy because you are working with God to fulfill your divine design.
2) You deepen your friendship with Jesus.
As you share your faith with others and equip them to do the same, your friendship with Jesus grows even stronger.
You may be asked questions you are unsure how to answer, so you look to the Bible. The beautiful reality is the Holy Spirit meets you inside the pages to guide you to truth (John 16:13). Or, He may speak through a spiritually mature believer. Either way, the result is a fuller knowledge of God, which deepens your friendship with Him.
Sharing your faith in Jesus with others is a natural overflow of your growing relationship when you know His will, His ways, and His Word. The more you intentionally seek to share your faith, the more you will understand God’s will and purpose for your life.
By sharing your faith and life with others, your relationship with God grows. He gives you the right words (Luke 12:12) and abilities to share the message that Jesus is alive and the Bible is true. And, when they take steps to “be reconciled” (2 Cor. 5:20) with their Creator, you witness a miracle.
There is no greater joy than seeing someone go from darkness to light—from spiritual death to spiritual life (John 5:24). Witnessing life change is another way the Holy Spirit makes Jesus real to you.
3) You take an important step to fulfill your purpose.
God created you to enjoy and exalt Him in every aspect of your life. You see His purpose for humanity right in the opening pages of Scripture, and His plan never changed. He wants a close relationship with you. He divinely designed you for this time and place to know Him (Acts 17:26-27), and help others do the same (2 Cor. 5:18-19). You are God’s masterpiece, and He created you to live your purpose in three ways:
Love and Obey God
We all share this purpose, but we each fulfill it uniquely. God has given us different relationships, skills, resources, and places, so fulfilling this purpose will look different in each of our lives. Through the Bible, we learn how God relates to His people:
- God loves us and gives us a purpose.
- We show our love to God by trusting Him and fulfilling His purpose for us.
- When we fulfill our purpose, God blesses others through us.
I like to think of it this way: For God so loved the world that He gave us the ministry of reconciliation (2 Cor. 5:18-20). This priceless gift of sharing our faith is for our good, for others’ blessing, and for God’s glory. Jesus already did the hardest part. He calls us to share His Good News and equip others to do the same.
We quickly learn in the Bible how much God loves us and includes us in His work to reconcile the world to Himself. The difficult truth is that not sharing your faith is a violation of God’s command. He wants you to share the gospel not out of obligation, but out of your love for Him. He loves you regardless of whether you share your faith or not.
Thankfully, Jesus’s mission is always to seek and save the lost (Luke 19:10). As a disciple maker, He entrusts you with His message. It is an honor to share His love with a love-starved world.
Finally, something encouraging to think about when sharing your faith . . .
What would happen if you discipled one person this year? Then next year, that person started discipling one person. The following year everyone who had been discipled started discipling one new person. In 30 years, if this disciple-making cycle continued, more than one billion people would come to faith in Christ. God can change your family, your community, and your nation through YOU!
Maybe in the past, you’ve been afraid to share your faith or are not quite sure how. Would you like to learn how to share Jesus with others with confidence?
If you said “yes” and would like to learn how—take our Be a Disciple Maker Course for free. In one-hour, you can discover a simple strategy and have a customized plan to share your faith in Jesus.
Let’s share Jesus and equip new believers to continue the discipleship process until we “proclaim the gospel to the whole creation.”