Thought for the day – Taking the Initiative

Posted: February 9, 2008 in Evangelism, Thought For The Day
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Taken from The Way of the Master Minute

Taking the Initiative

ListenStudy how Jesus spoke to the woman at the well. He went out of His way to speak to her. He took the initiative. He didn’t wait for her to bring up the things of God. We need to do the same. The world won’t come to us and ask us about God. They love the darkness and hate the light_ “neither will they come to the light, lest their deeds are exposed.” So, determine to do what Jesus did. Go into all the world. Perhaps use a Gospel tract to bring up the subject. Hand it to someone and ask, “Did you get one of these?” Let curiosity do its work, and when they ask “What is it?” say, “It’s a Gospel tract. Have you had a Christian background? What do you think happens after someone dies?” Do it. Today. There goes another minute. Gone forever. Go share your faith while you still have time.


  1. amy says:

    Please don’t be angry with me, but it bothers me when you say I love the dark and hate the light. I believe the world is not so black-and-white as Christians make it out to be.

  2. Sicarii says:

    Great reminder. I’ve actually been thinking about getting their tracts. 😉


  3. Alan Higgins says:

    I use their tracts all the time and find them to be very effective. see

  4. Alan Higgins says:

    Amy, the bible makes it very black and white. If a person does not repent of their sins and put their trust in Jesus Christ, then you do remain in darkness.

    John 3:16-21 says

    “For God so loved the world that He gave His only begotten Son, that whoever believes in Him should not perish but have everlasting life. 17 For God did not send His Son into the world to condemn the world, but that the world through Him might be saved.
    18 “He who believes in Him is not condemned; but he who does not believe is condemned already, because he has not believed in the name of the only begotten Son of God. 19 And this is the condemnation, that the light has come into the world, and men loved darkness rather than light, because their deeds were evil. 20 For everyone practicing evil hates the light and does not come to the light, lest his deeds should be exposed. 21 But he who does the truth comes to the light, that his deeds may be clearly seen, that they have been done in God.””

    I have written a message to non christians at the top of this page so read it when you get a chance.

    Thanks for stopping by and God Bless


  5. Sicarii says:

    Thank you, Alan!


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