God Equips You To Tell Others About Jesus

“May the God of peace  . . .  equip you with everything good for doing his will, and may he work in us what is pleasing to him, through Jesus Christ, to whom be glory for ever and ever. Amen.” Hebrews 13:20–21 (NIV)

God gives you everything you need to successfully share your faith with others.

The writer of Hebrews refers to this as “equipping,” and it’s similar to providing a sports team with the necessary training and equipment to succeed. They are given the equip-ment to win.

As Pastor Rick often says, “God doesn’t call the equipped; he equips the people he calls.”

And God is calling you.

The Bible says God will richly and lavishly support your every need as you walk with Jesus. It’s not just your material needs that he’ll provide; he’ll also be a constant presence, going before you on your journey and sweeping in behind as you move forward. He will even give you the words to say as you share your faith with others.

God will be your strength, your wisdom, and your guidance. He’ll open doors of support and close doors that will take you in the wrong direction.

God equips you through others. One way God equips is through your family, friends, and co-workers. They may support you through material needs, but, more importantly, they can encourage you and help you bring your fears, concerns, and struggles into the light, so God can move you into a faith that abandons your fears.

God equips others through you. Just as God uses others to equip you, he will also use you to equip others. This is part of your witness. You can help others see God as an encourager and a supporter, and Jesus as a loving “friend who sticks closer than a brother” (Proverbs 18:24 NIV).

 

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Jon Walker is managing editor of Rick Warren’s Daily Hope Devotionals. © 2011 Jon Walker. Used by permission.


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