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Do you have a list of people that you are sharing Jesus with in hopes that they will come to know Him personally?

What about those whom you come across throughout the day to whom you get to interject some Jesus?

I like to record these folks and experiences in my prayer journal for a few reasons:

  • I want to continue to pray for them
  • I want to watch and see what God does
  • I want to hold myself accountable to sharing the gospel

While at the mall once, I ran into a girl whom I had been trying to get to know better and minister to.   I knew I must go up and say Hi to her because she was on my list in my prayer journal – this is how the accountability piece works.  I knew If I didn’t do it, I would have to face myself (and God) in my prayer journal later.

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There are various ways that we can be “ambassadors” for Christ.  We can offer:

  1. The Gospel Message
  2. Prayer
  3. Financial Support
  4. Words of Encouragement
  5. Godly Counsel
  6. A Meal
  7. Our Time
  8. Accountability

It is these things that are worth capturing and continuing to pray over in our prayer journals.

So we are Christ’s ambassadors; God is making his appeal through us. We speak for Christ when we plead, “Come back to God!”  2 Corinthians 5:20

Tomorrow, we will learn to capture insights and updates for our structured prayer journal.

I am participating in The Nester’s 31 Days of Writing.  You can go here to keep up with my 31 day feature on structured prayer journaling.

Many blessings,

~gina

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Award-winning author Gina Duke is a wife, mom and the Director of Women’s Ministry at her local church. With a B.S. in Organizational Leadership, she is able to bring a clear word for authentic Christian living. Through her book, “Organizing Your Prayer Closet: A New and Life-Changing Way to Pray” (Abingdon Press), she imparts 1 Peter 4:7 with the gift of structured prayer journaling. You may also follow her on Twitter and Instagram @TheGinaDuke.

 

 

 

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  1. Thanks for this encouragement! It’s always good to be reminded of our calling to be Christ’s ambassadors on this earth. It’s not an optional calling for a believer. We’re representing Him everywhere we go, whether we intend to or not! Thank you for these ideas for representing Him intentionally and in a way that’s “worthy of the gospel of Christ.”

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