We often feel like we are inadequate when it comes to sharing the Gospel with others. We don't know "the right" words to say. We don't have a good enough education. There is no degree in theology; we've never even sat in a systematic theology class. We don't know Hebrew and/or Greek.
Perhaps we stutter when we speak or rather than looking like suave and sophisticated, we look well... rather ordinary if not a bit frayed around the edges. Besides... we're not the least bit exciting or interesting. Who would listen to someone like us?
What I'm about to say may ruffle a few feathers but I still believe it is true for every single one of us. God doesn't want fancy sermons or elaborate programs. He simply wants us to share our story.
Now it is true that the venue will not look the same for everyone. For some people it means that they will be standing on a platform in front of thousands of other people. Others will stand in front of twenty, ten or even five people. Others will simply be sitting at someone's table sipping a cup of coffee or in my case writing blogs with a Coke Zero close at hand.
Some people will minister to shut-ins via satellite. Others will minister to them by actually slipping into their bedroom and taking a seat next to their bed. Some people will use the spoken word and others will use the written word. The method is not what matters so much as the content; you're sharing "your story" which is His story, with a world that desperately needs to hear it.
The important thing is that we do it. We simply share our story which is woven into His. May we all be "storytellers".