Each week we have the opportunity to present the gospel to those we serve. That is why God called us to Grace’s Kitchen. (We’ve said it a million times—food is simply the vehicle we use to share the hope we have in Christ.) Some Thursdays, I disobey the prompting of the Spirit to share Truth with those I meet. Other weeks, I am eager to talk about God’s plan to rescue humanity from our sin and restore our broken relationship with Him.

My disobedience is usually because I don’t feel like opening up and maybe because I am struggling with my own disbelief. This reticence is definitely a reflection of my own depravity. However I trust Christ and am a new creation (2 Corinthians 5:17). Today the Spirit reminded me that sharing the gospel of Christ isn’t about me or how I feel. Sharing is imperative because of the transformational power of His grace in my life.

Today I had the opportunity to share Christ with a man who is weary of life and, as a result, has fallen back into a destructive pattern. He professes Christ but feels separated from Him.

We talked about what belief in Christ means using today’s devotion from Psalm 119:71 as well as the powerful exhortation in Titus 3:4-7 and some other verses. I realized that through my obedience to share with this man, I was preaching the gospel to myself as well. That is how to effectively combat unbelief and disobedience—reminding ourselves of what Christ did and continues to do for each of us. I am so thankful for this opportunity to minister in the park each week. My prayer is that I will continue to die to self and pursue obedience wholeheartedly. Soli Deo Gloria!