I feel so much better when I go for my morning walk. It gets my heart going, and I have so much more energy for the rest of the day — the challenge for me it to get up and get going. I can come up with a ton of excuses not to do it. I’ve found it can be the same way with sharing my faith. I feel spiritually energized when I share the Gospel with others, yet I can convince myself out of doing it also. Isaiah tells us today to get up and get going in sharing our faith.
How beautiful upon the mountains are the feet of him who brings good news, Who proclaims peace, Who brings glad tidings of good things, Who proclaims salvation, Who says to Zion, “Your God reigns!”
Isaiah is prophesying about those who will share the Gospel with those who don’t know Jesus. They will be considered beautiful by God because of their actions. The feet are often a symbol of motion or action. This shows you a simple truth. You have to take the Gospel to those who need it; they won’t come to you. The church needs to be people of action who have a heart for those who are lost and hurting.
When you go and share the Gospel with your family, friends, and coworkers, you also bring the prospect of peace, happiness, and salvation from an eternity in hell. Do you realize that this is what most people are seeking out of life? They want a little peace in their life, to be happy in what they are doing, and to make sure they get to heaven. You have all of that in the message of the Good News of Jesus Christ. Get up on your feet and get after it.
Get Up and Get Going
You may feel like you don’t have the charisma to share the Gospel. You’re more of an introverted person and contact with strangers, or the fear of rejection prevents you from evangelizing others. That’s ok. The Holy Spirit can give you the boldness to say what you need to when you need it. Spend some time in prayer and worship the Lord. As you ask for it, you will find that God will start to increase your heart for those who don’t know Him.