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Slave to Win

For though I am free from all men, I have made myself a slave to all, so that I may win more.
1 Corinthians 9:19 NASB

God, as a bond-servant to others for Jesus’ sake, I pray I would proclaim Jesus Christ, Your Son, is Lord. God, help me to find common ground with everyone, doing everything I can, under the direction of the Holy Spirit, to save some. Give me strength and courage to do everything to spread the Good News and share in its blessings. Help me, God, to not just do what is best for me but do what is best for others so that many may be saved. Use me for Your glory and the growing of Your kingdom, Lord, I pray, amen.
2 Corinthians 4:5/1 Corinthians 9:22‭b-‬23/1 Corinthians 10:33 NASB

🌹And He said to them, “Go into all the world and preach the gospel to all creation.
Mark 16:15 NASB

Continually Seeking Him,

Sharon

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Gospel Prayer

and pray on my behalf, that utterance may be given to me in the opening of my mouth, to make known with boldness the mystery of the gospel,
Ephesians 6:19 NASB

As I ask for your prayers on my behalf, I am praying at the same time for you as well, that God will open up to us a door for the word, so that we may speak forth the mystery of Christ, who is the gospel, with boldness.
We need not be educated or trained to have the confidence to share the gospel but we do have to spend time with Jesus. Trust that God can use us to share the gospel whenever, wherever we are.
Colossians 4:3/Acts 4:13 NASB

God, thank You for entrusting Your saints with the gospel. I pray that You will open doors, give us divine appointments, so we can share the greatest gift ever given by Your sacrifice, Your life, Lord Jesus. Give us boldness in You, God, even amid opposition, remembering to speak, not as pleasing people, but You God, the One who examines our hearts. This I pray in Jesus name, amen.
1 Thessalonians 2:2, 4 NASB

🌹preach the word; be ready in season and out of season; reprove, rebuke, exhort, with great patience and instruction.
2 Timothy 4:2 NASB

Continually Seeking Him,

Sharon

Entrusted With the Gospel

For we are a fragrance of Christ to God among those who are being saved and among those who are perishing; to the one an aroma from death to death, to the other an aroma from life to life. And who is adequate for these things? For we are not like many, peddling the word of God, but as from sincerity, but as from God, we speak in Christ in the sight of God. 2 Corinthians 2:15-‬17 NASB

Holy, Royal, Majestic, God, Your ways are perfect. Your will be done in the lives of Your chosen ones, a holy priesthood, a holy nation of believers, a people for Your own possession. Thank You, God, for calling us out of darkness into the marvelous Light of Christ so that we may proclaim His excellencies. For we once were not a people, but now we are the people of God; we had not received mercy, but now we have received mercy. We are not adequate in ourselves to consider anything as coming from ourselves, but our adequacy is from You God. With sincerity may we in Christ, spread the gospel, in the sight of God. For we are a fragrance of Christ to You God. A fragrance to those who are being saved and among those who are perishing. For those who reject You are dead already and facing an eternal death with no hope – an aroma from death to death. But praise be to You God for those who respond to Your call – an aroma from life to life. A life of joy turned to eternal life of abundant joy. I pray that I will be a sweet aroma of Christ to God, speaking the word of God in truth for the salvation of the lost and the glory of my King!! Amen. 1 Peter 2:9‭-‬10/2 Corinthians 3:5 NASB

🌹but just as we have been approved by God to be entrusted with the gospel, so we speak, not as pleasing men, but God who examines our hearts. 1 Thessalonians 2:4 NASB

Continually Seeking Him, 

Sharon 

Sweet Aroma

But thanks be to God, who always leads us in triumph in Christ, and manifests through us the sweet aroma of the knowledge of Him in every place.
2 Corinthians 2:14‭ NASB

🌹God of the gospel, thanks be to You, God, for Your indescribable gift! The gift of Your Holy Spirit living and working through me, leading always in triumph in Christ! Overwhelming abundant thanks be to You, God, who gives us the victory through our Lord Jesus Christ. The victory over eternal death!! God, I pray that my confidence be found in the testimony of my conscience, that in holiness and godly sincerity, not in fleshly wisdom but in the grace of God, I will conduct myself in the world so that my faith will be proclaimed throughout the whole world. God, You said, “Light shall shine out of darkness.” It is You who have shone in my heart to give the Light of the knowledge of the glory of God in the face of Christ. I pray that I will abound in faith and utterance and knowledge and in all earnestness and in love inspire others as I seek to abound in this gracious work. Manifest in me Lord God the sweet aroma of the knowledge of Christ everywhere I go. To Your glory and purpose. Your will be done. In the name of Jesus I pray, amen.
2 Corinthians 9:15/1 Corinthians 15:57/2 Corinthians 1:12/Romans 1:8/2 Corinthians 4:6/2 Corinthians 8:7 NASB

Continually Seeking Him,

Sharon

Jesus, Armor of Light

The people who walk in darkness Will see a great light; Those who live in a dark land, The light will shine on them.
Isaiah 9:2 NASB

O let us give thanks to You Father, who has qualified us to share in the inheritance of the saints in Light. You rescued us from the domain of darkness, in which we formerly walked according to the course of this world, according to the prince of the power of the air, of the spirit that is now working in the sons of disobedience and transferred us to the kingdom of Your beloved Son, Jesus! God You know we were formerly darkness, but now we are Light in the Lord Jesus. Guide our feet to shine upon those who sit in darkness and the shadow of death. Use us to walk as children of Light so as to open the eyes of those walking in darkness that they may turn from darkness to light and from the dominion of Satan to God, that they may receive forgiveness of sins and an inheritance among those who have been sanctified by faith in Christ.’ God, cause the Light of Jesus to shine through us into the darkness so they will see the great Light and find peace. Use us for Your glory, Lord God, in whose name I pray, amen.
Colossians 1:12‭-‬13/Ephesians 2:2/Ephesians 5:8/Luke 1:79/Acts 26:18 NASB


🌹The night is almost gone, and the day is near. Therefore let us lay aside the deeds of darkness and put on the armor of light.
Romans 13:12 NASB

Continually Seeking Him,

Sharon

Why Proclaim the Gospel?

Bless the Lord, O my soul! O Lord my God, You are very great; You are clothed with splendor and majesty,
Psalms 104:1 NASB

Sing to the Lord, bless His name; Proclaim good tidings of His salvation from day to day. Tell of His glory among the nations, His wonderful deeds among all the peoples.
Psalms 96:2‭-‬3 NASB

And He said to them, “Go into all the world and preach the gospel to all creation.
Mark 16:15 NASB

🌹They (I) shall speak of the glory of Your kingdom And talk of Your power; To make known to the sons of men Your mighty acts And the glory of the majesty of Your kingdom. Your kingdom is an everlasting kingdom, And Your dominion endures throughout all generations. Amen.
Psalms 145:11‭-‬13 NASB

Continually Seeking Him,

Sharon

3 John 12

Demetrius has received a good testimony from everyone, and from the truth itself; and we add our testimony, and you know that our testimony is true.
3 John 12 NASB

Are you ever concerned with what people say about you or see in you? Should you be?

Father God, You sent Your Son to pay the price for my sin and to give me life. This life that I now live is not mine. Christ lives in me by the Holy Spirit who resides in me. You have instructed me, in Your Word, to let my light shine before others in such a way that they may see my good works, and glorify You Father. Lord, I pray that I will walk in such a way that I would have a good reputation among those in the church and outside the church, so that I will not fall into reproach and the snare of the devil, bringing dishonor to Your name. I also ask that I walk in such a manner that when I share the gospel the one I share with will know that my testimony is true, so that they also may believe. I pray my walk in You gives me a reputation that gives You honor, glory and praise and is a testimony of Your truth in me. This I pray in Jesus name, amen.
Galatians 2:20/Matthew 5:16/1 Timothy 3:7/John 19:35 NASB

Testimony: my husband had a co-worker who approached him one day and asked, “What is different about you?”. He told him that Jesus lived in him. This began a relationship that eventually opened the opportunity for my husband to lead this man to the Lord.

🌹Does it matter what others see in you?

Continually Seeking Him,

Sharon

1 John 1:3-4

what we have seen and heard we proclaim to you also, so that you too may have fellowship with us; and indeed our fellowship is with the Father, and with His Son Jesus Christ. These things we write, so that our joy may be made complete.
1 John 1:3-4 NASB

Joy made complete. What is joy made complete?
When the fellowship I have with the Father and with His Son Jesus Christ is shared with you — my family, my neighbors, my co-workers, anyone who knows and loves Jesus as I do. That is why I share the gospel of Jesus Christ.

I came to the realization of my need for Christ at the age of 15. At that time I thought myself a Christian. I went to church. I was a good, polite and moral young lady. At 11 I took a class to learn how to be a Christian and was baptized. I was now good to go.  .  . live as I wanted to. I had a place reserved for me in Heaven. No Hell for me.
Until God set me straight at 15 with a movie called, “A Theif in the Night”. That movie shook my world and made it clear that living a Christian life is more than having a mansion reserved for me in heaven. Or a happy life or being a moral person. The Bible says, “The fear of the Lord is the beginning of knowledge; Fools despise wisdom and instruction.”  – Proverbs 1:7 NASB
The fear of eternal condemnation woke me up to my need for Christ. My need of a relationship with Him. It has not always been easy but it has all been worth the journey since I bowed before my Savior Jesus Christ at my bedside at the age of 15 and gave my life to Him, making Him Lord of my life.
Now I am reminded that,  “I have been crucified with Christ; and it is no longer I who live, but Christ lives in me; and the life which I now live in the flesh I live by faith in the Son of God, who loved me and gave Himself up for me. Galatians 2:20

Lord God, my Father, I thank You for that faithful, fateful night You called me to salvation, a true salvation. I thank You for not giving up on me but continually perfecting Your workmanship in me, Your creation over the years. I am grateful for the hard times that have strengthened me, making me more dependent on You. I thank You for the times of rejoicing because  of the good work You are doing in me and through me. I thank You faithful God for calling me into fellowship with Your Son, Jesus Christ, my Lord. May I never stop speaking about what I have heard or seen of Your mighty work unto salvation. And I pray, Lord God that You would use this testimony to touch lives for salvation, which is Your will, and for Your glory!! In Jesus name, amen.
Ephesians 2:10/1 Corinthians 1:9/Acts 4:20 NASB

🌹But the testimony which I receive is not from man, but I say these things so that you may be saved.
John 5:34 NASB

Continually Seeking Him, 

Sharon 

Philippians 4:15-20

You yourselves also know, Philippians, that at the first preaching of the gospel, after I left Macedonia, no church shared with me in the matter of giving and receiving but you alone; for even in Thessalonica you sent a gift more than once for my needs. Not that I seek the gift itself, but I seek for the profit (fruit) which increases to your account. But I have received everything in full and have an abundance; I am amply supplied, having received from Epaphroditus what you have sent, a fragrant aroma, an acceptable sacrifice, well-pleasing to God. And my God will supply all your needs according to His riches in glory in Christ Jesus. Now to our God and Father be the glory forever and ever. Amen.

Philippians 4:15‭-‬20 NASB

God of the gospel truth of my Savior Jesus Christ, thanks be to You, who always leads me in triumph in Christ, and manifests through me the sweet aroma of the knowledge of Him in every place. You have made me a fragrance of Christ to You, God, among those who are being saved, an aroma from life to life; and among those who are perishing, an aroma from death to death.
May I be found adequate and speak in sincerety as from God, not corrupting the word of God, but speak in Christ in the sight of God.
Lord, I trust and believe You are able to do far more abundantly beyond all that I could ask or think, according to the power that works within me through Your Holy Spirit so I ask You to make all grace abound to me, so that always having all sufficiency in everything, I may have an abundance for every good deed leading to the proclamation of the gospel. Jesus, through You I have received the gospel, not of my doing so I have nothing to boast of. In pure thankfulness of my undeserved salvation, may I freely share Your saving grace with urgency having been entrusted to proclaim the gospel to everyone.
I also ask that my pocketbook would be used for the spread of the gospel as You see fit. All I have is Yours for Your glory. For from You and through You and to You are all things. To You be the glory forever. Amen.
2 Corinthians 2:14‭-‬17/Ephesians 3:20/2 Corinthians 9:8/1 Corinthians 9:16-18/Romans 11:36 NASB

🌹and walk in love, just as Christ also loved you and gave Himself up for us, an offering and a sacrifice to God as a fragrant aroma.
Ephesians 5:2 NASB

Continually Seeking Him, 

Sharon 

Philippians 4:1-3

Therefore, my beloved brethren whom I long to see, my joy and crown, in this way stand firm in the Lord, my beloved. I urge Euodia and I urge Syntyche to live in harmony (be of the same mind) in the Lord. Indeed, true companion, I ask you also to help these women who have shared my struggle in the cause of the gospel, together with Clement also and the rest of my fellow workers, whose names are in the book of life.
Philippians 4:1‭-‬3 NASB

🌹God, You are my rock, my solid ground, my firm foundation. In You I stand firm. Thank You for godly people in my life that encourage me in the faith. As we stand together firm, in You our Lord, may we be of the same mind, that is the mind of Christ, maintaining the same love, united in spirit, intent on one purpose; conducting ourselves in a manner worthy of the gospel of Christ. God, may we be a blessing and example to others as we stand firm in one spirit, with one mind striving together for the faith of the gospel! All to the glory of Your name and Sovereign plan to one day gather all Your saints that are written in the book of life recorded in heaven. Amen.
Philippians 2:2/1 Corinthians 2:16/Philippians 1:27/Luke 10:20 NASB

Continually Seeking Him, 

Sharon