God's Roadmap

Now may the Lord Jesus Christ and our Father God, who loved us and in his wonderful grace gave us eternal comfort and a beautiful hope that cannot fail, encourage your hearts and inspire you with strength to always do and speak what is good and beautiful in his eyes (2 Thessalonians 2:16-17 TPT).

Sunday, December 18, 2016

Have You Told Someone About Jesus Today?

Have you told someone about Jesus today?
By Lisa Hetzel

This week's post is by my friend, writing partner and Director of the East Metro Atlanta Christian Writers, Lisa Hetzel.

This is the perfect time to witness to others.  In word and deed, we have an incredible opportunity to proclaim Jesus as Lord.  Let the rest of the world call it the “Holiday Season.”
Something holy happened 2000 years ago.
 We celebrate the truth: that something holy happened over 2000 years ago.  It’s still happening.  

Emmanuel, God, is with us.  He came down from Heaven and poured His love.  His birth changed the world.  So did his death.  Why are we afraid?

Sharing His love and life is hard.  I, myself, still sweat when people ask, “What’s the big deal?” or “Do you really believe this Jesus stuff?”  

I keep trying to find my own way to share.  It’s not enough to just do good things. We need to make Him known.  Somehow, we need to take an opportunity to tell His story.   For me, I’ve learned to try to do the unexpected.  

When my cousin needed a kidney, I gave her mine.  My friends and family know that I am
Every day is an opportunity to share Jesus.
terrified of needles and do not like to be away from my son.  The transplant required both of those things.  However, my faith that this was what God wanted me to do was stronger than my fear.  Now, when people ask me about it, I have a chance to talk about Jesus.  

Jesus’ birthday is coming soon.  Each day is an opportunity to love Him, serve Him, and tell others about Him.  When I’m afraid, I remember that if I ask, God will help me.  When He returns, we will be asked to answer for our lives.  

What about you? Is something or someone stopping you from spreading the Good News?  Leave a comment.  I would love to pray for you.

For I am convinced that neither death nor life, neither angels nor demons, neither the present nor the future, nor any powers, neither height nor depth, nor anything else in all creation, will be able to separate us from the love of God that is in Christ Jesus our Lord.” (Romans 8:38-39 NIV)

Sharing the good news of Jesus is the best gift (click to tweet)

Lisa Hetzel
Writer, Speaker, Kidney Donor

Lisa Hetzel’s life changed on December 30, 2014, when she donated a kidney to her cousin. Both she and her cousin are doing well. Since learning about the need for kidneys, Hetzel has emerged as a kidney donor advocate. 

Lisa is a sought after freelance writer and published her experience in a four-part series, The Journey of Organ Donation, in The Rockdale News.  Last April, Christian Devotions Speak Up! Blog Talk Radio Host Scott McCausey interviewed Hetzel and her cousin, her recipient, Denise Brown. Massachusetts General's magazine, Proto, ran a story as well. 
Lisa Hetzel

Lisa serves as the Director for EMACW, the East Metro Atlanta Christian Writers.  She volunteers as a mentor for the Georgia Transplant Foundation and speaker for the Living Kidney Donor Network. Lisa’s blog offers information and encouragement regarding organ donation and transplantation.  Her current project is a devotional for donors. 

Interested in learning more? Visit www.lisahetzel.com

1 comment:

  1. Lisa/Barbara, what an awesome encouragement today. It's not about doing good things. It's about sharing and giving Jesus. Merry Christmas!