Christ did not send me to baptize. He sent me to tell the Good News, and to tell it without using the language of human wisdom, in order to make sure that Christ’s death on the cross is not robbed of its power. ~1 Corinthians 1:17
I was able to invite a new found friend to come to church on a Sunday. And as one small group leader talked to him about Christ and His plans for his life, I come to think of how good his speech was — this new found friend was deeply moved and wanted to come back. I’m happy that he has discovered God. But the one thing that struck me was this leader’s comment when he was complimented about his talk. He said, “I know it’s a good talk, but to tell you honestly, it is God who talked.”
We know exactly that we cannot change people’s hearts in an instant. But God can. In a snap, God can do anything He wants on a person. The amazing thing about what God can do is that He can do anything He pleases. We know that it is God’s command for us, Christians, to share His word. And as eager as we are and as high as our spiritual flames reach, we cannot do anything to a person unless we ask God for wisdom and words that would really pierced the hearts of people.
Just like Moses, when he told God that he was not good in speaking, so are we. We do not really know what and how to tell people but God is able to implant these words in our hearts. The only way that we can deliver the talk influentially well is when the talk lives in our hearts — it’s when we fully understand the power of what God did on the cross. It is not just book knowledge but wisdom beyond understanding.