For anyone who finds it difficult to openly share the hope of Jesus, with a friend, then you might find the song “What If” by Nichole Nordeman, helpful.
Nicole wrote “What If” for a friend who wasn’t a Christian because she felt it was important to have people in our lives who don’t speak our same faith language. She felt it important to be able to talk with them about it without feeling the pressure to say the right thing, to point to the right book or to argue with them to force them to accept God. At the end of the day, to enter God’s kingdom, we have to do so because we love God, not because we’ve been forced into it.
I’ve mentioned in previous posts that I find it very difficult to talk openly to others about my faith, as I can never find the right words to say. However God has directed me to the medium of blogging, for which I am so thankful as I have been deeply moved and encouraged by the feedback I’ve received about my blog. It’s so humbling to realised God is using me to reach others.
I do not expect that I will ever be able to openly discuss my faith and beliefs verbally with others in a way I feel comfortable. However I know God has, and will continue to, give me opportunities to share my faith with others in other ways.
Even in the short time I have been blogging I’ve found my own relationship with God has grown stronger. I’m sure we all have “What If” questions about God and what He stands for, but I’m happy to say, He’s answered so many of my questions over this last while, often directing to passages in scripture that answer my questions directly, or to songs or bible verses that get me asking deeper questions. Many of which you’ll find I’ve used in my blogs!
Nicole Nordeman says that,”“What If” is a heavy song, because there’s a lot wrapped up in that, but it’s probably one of the more important songs, I think, that I’ve written to date.”
That’s quite a recommendation from someone who’s written so many songs!
I pray that if you have any “What If” questions about God and what He can do for you, that you let God direct you to the answers. Don’t have lasting doubts about God, get rid of those “What If” questions, and give yourself to God.
What if there’s more?
What if there’s hope you never dreamed of hoping for?
What if you jump?
And just close your eyes?
What if the arms that catch you, catch you by surprise?
What if He’s more than enough?
What if it’s love?
You can find out more about Nicole Nordeman by checking out her website: http://www.nicholenordeman.com/index.aspx