Don’t Tell!

Ever since I’ve been a Christian, I’ve been told to tell others about Jesus. For the most part I have. I’m a talker so it always came fairly natural to me. For many though, it is a big burden placed on them that often makes them feel like failures for not telling others. Today I read Matthew 9 as part of my devotional reading. At the end of the chapter Jesus healed two blind men and gave them this charge, "Don’t tell anyone!" The next line says, "they told everyone in the area!" I think churches would do well to adopt a new strategy. When people come to church, tell them, please, whatever you do, don’t tell anyone about Jesus! I’m serious. Shut up! Don’t go to work and feeling all pressured thinking you have to be a sales person for Jesus give the people around you some canned presentation you learned at church. Don’t tell anyone!
That is, don’t tell anyone until you can’t help yourself. Don’t tell anyone until He has really done something in your life that you just can’t help but talk about to others! Then when you find yourself going weeks and months without having anything to talk about it is time for a gut check or a heart check! If He isn’t doing anything worth talking about in me, where is my spiritual life? Jesus said, what is in our hearts will come out our mouths, naturally. Our mouth is the overflow valve for our hearts. So, just keep your mouth shut, till your heart is so full your mouth just kind of moves on its own, then people will actually want to hear what is going on with you. It will be intriguing to them because it is real and you are excited about it, so much so you can’t help but let it spill over into your normal conversation.
So, don’t tell anyone about Jesus! Then watch His fame spread through your community!

About Scott Ranck

Enjoying life with my wife Gayle and our Yorkie, Zoe boy. I've come to believe life begins when through brokenness I can embrace it fully and openly. I've learned the human drama is an adventure and all of us are made of the same stuff. The Lord is the only being who knows me fully and he has an individual educational plan of life long learning for me and I'm enrolled. This blog is all about what I'm learning.
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