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The first thing Andrew did was to find his brother Simon and tell him, “We have found the Messiah.” (John 1:41)

After I met Christ as my personal Lord and Savior, the first thing I did was sing and share! As I was riding my bicycle home that Monday afternoon, after praying to receive Christ, I couldn’t help but sing. Although I don’t remember the words of the song, I do remember the joy and the song in my heart. I peddled home as fast as I could to tell my family. 

The first person I told was my mother, who was very pleased. Then, I shared with my sisters what I had done, and told them they needed to also follow Christ. I wanted them to know the joy of salvation and freedom that comes from being completely forgiven. Next, I told my friends. I couldn’t hold back telling people. Seriously, it just flowed from my heart, without any special class on sharing my faith. I just had to tell everyone…and the more, the better!

Have you shared with your family about your journey with Jesus? Do they really know what you are doing in your walk with Christ? Someone once said, “Impression without expression leads to depression.” Wiser words were never spoken. Maybe, that’s why so many Christians today deal with emotional upheaval. Holding back such an impactful experience is not even logical. 

Some people might say, “I’m just not an outgoing person. That’s why I fight the urge to tell others about Christ.” Regardless of your personality makeup, it is important to carry out first things, like Andrew, Simon Peter’s brother. I can’t imagine holding back that kind of valuable information which could alter the course for all eternity of a family member. 

Who do you need to tell today? You already know the answer, don’t you? The Holy Spirit does things like that all of the time. He will give you the nudge that you need to take the first step, but it’s up to you to follow through with the nudge. Don’t be afraid of their response. You have life-changing news. You don’t even have to pray about it…just do it because it is His command. Starting with those nearest and dearest to you, follow through on the “first things!” 

5 Comments

  1. Kelly on August 24, 2021 at 4:16 am

    My sister is whom I will tell

  2. Susette Loughney on August 24, 2021 at 7:28 am

    When I got saved I told my family. When I was married my husband and I got baptized together in our church and a few of the family members came to watch us that was really special.

    • Donna Morgan on August 24, 2021 at 12:26 pm

      I was in high school and couldn’t wait to tell my friends. Now I can’t help but bring up speaking about Jesus when I am out shopping and in restaurants.

  3. DeAnna Woeppel on August 24, 2021 at 1:43 pm

    I got the joy joy joy joy down in my heart where down in my heart where down in my heart I got the joy joy joy joy down in my heart where down in my heart to stay. I know the devil doesn’t like it but it’s down in my heart down in my heart where down in my heart down in my heart where down in my heart I know the devil doesn’t like it but it’s down in my heart to stay. And I’m so happy so very happy I have love of Jesus in my heart and I’m so happy so very happy I have the love of Jesus in my heart

  4. James W Howell on August 24, 2021 at 2:32 pm

    I Love JESUS and I tell him every day how thankful I am for My Salvation. PRAISE GOD, Praise JESUS !

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