Am I a Godly Influence?
By Nina Medrano -
I woke up one morning thinking about my younger brother, Daniel. I asked the Holy Spirit, “What about Daniel? What is going on with him?”
The Holy Spirit’s response was, “Ask Daniel, ‘Are you sharing the gospel of Christ at home?’”
Good question, Holy Spirit.
It’s too early to call Daniel so I sent him a text.
I was mulling over the Holy Spirit’s question, “Are you sharing the gospel of Christ at home?”
If I answer, “Yes,” then the gospel that I share outside of my home should be the same gospel. If not, then I dishonor God.
If I say, “I’m sharing the gospel with friends but deny sharing it with family,” then what gospel am I presenting?
In Romans 2:23-2 (NIV) Paul writes, “You who brag about the law, do you dishonor God by breaking the law? As it is written: “God’s name is blasphemed among the Gentiles because of you.”
Paul says in Romans 2:28 that “a man is not a Jew if he is only one outwardly…No, a man is a Jew if he is one inwardly; and circumcision is circumcision of the heart, by the Spirit…”
I will paraphrase this verse to say that “a man is not a follower of Christ if he is only one publicly…No, a man is a follower of Christ if he is one inwardly and of true circumcision.”
So I asked myself, “Are you sharing the gospel of Christ at home?” It is a question that is loaded with Holy Spirit conviction.
It challenges me to examine what gospel my life demonstrates in the privacy of my home as well as in my public life.
Oftentimes, we live our lives flippantly and forget that our lives are no longer our own but His. If we yield to God, or not, what influence does this have?
I hope that the gospel that I share at home draws family and friends to want to know God.
“Are you sharing the gospel of Christ at home?”