It has been several years since I have made any New Year's resolutions. If you are one who makes them, I hope you stick with them. When I stopped making resolutions, I began choosing a Bible verse to focus on for the year. Although I don't write about it every year, sometimes it is a personal thing for me, I do focus on one and try to apply it to my life.
The verse I chose to focus on this year came to me through a Bible study I am doing with some local ladies. This year that verse will be Mark 16:15.
And he said unto them, Go ye into all the world, and preach the gospel to every creature.
Along with Mark 16:15 I am adding a word to work on. I've read about other people choosing a word for the year for several years and this year, I chose one. It goes along with the verse. I love how they both will be reminders of the other.
I grew up hearing sermons preached on sharing the Gospel with those around us. It's not a new thing for me, but is it something I need to work on more.
Salvation is the most valuable gift anyone could be given. Many will not get a chance to hear about Jesus and what he did for them, we fail those people by not speaking up. Seriously, what is the worst that can happen? We are told to go away, they are not interested or we possibly lose a friend. I think it is better to take a chance on losing a friend now than to lose them for eternity. When we (try to) talk to these people about Jesus, we complete a responsibility and the Lord will do the rest.
This year, I am focusing on sharing the Gospel more with those I come in contact with.
Will you join me?
Mark 16:15 And he said unto them, Go ye into all the world, and preach the gospel to every creature.