Always Be Ready to Share the Gospel?
By Greg Laurie
“And having shod your feet with the preparation of the gospel of peace” (Ephesians 6:15).
In the original Greek, the word preparation used in Ephesians 6:15 can be defined as “firm-footing; a strong foundation.” We need to have a firm foundation in God’s Word.
This word preparation could also be translated as “readiness.” The idea is to be ready at all times to share the gospel
Scripture tells us that we as believers “should be on duty at all times.” You never know when an opportunity will arise for you to share the gospel with someone.
Again, it’s the idea of being ready and willing to move at a moment’s notice, for those opportunities to share the gospel often come when we least expect them.
This is how we gain ground for the Kingdom of God.
When is the last time you looked for an opportunity to share the gospel? When is the last time you prayed for an unsaved person by name to come to Christ? When is the last time you personally brought a nonbeliever to church with you?
Remember, the primary way that God reaches people is through people—people like you and me.
Paul writes in Romans 10:13–15:
“‘Everyone who calls on the name of the Lord will be saved.’” How, then, can they call on the one they have not believed in? And how can they believe in the one of whom they have not heard? And how can they hear without someone preaching to them? And how can they preach unless they are sent? As it is written, ‘How beautiful are the feet of those who bring good news!’” (NIV)
Ask the Lord for an opportunity to share the gospel with someone today!
Taken from “Get Your Gospel Shoes On!” by Harvest Ministries (used by permission).