Have you ever tried to duplicate a recipe or build somethingfrom a picture, only to find out at the end it was missing something? It justdoesn’t look right or taste the way you remember it. Often after some asking,we find out that we had a missing ingredient or measurement.
Christianity is like that. We know we aresupposed to be like Christ in our lives, but we often feel like something ismissing. We pray, read the Bible, go to church, and tithe like we are supposedto. So what is missing?
All ofthose things are important into developing Christ-like character. There is somethingmissing. As a Pentecostal, I hear people told “well you need the baptism in theHoly Spirit.” I agree with that and feel that every Christian should seek andexpect to receive the baptism in the Holy Spirit.
However,the missing ingredient I am talking about is not any of those things. There is somethingthat most Christians overlook in their efforts to develop true Christ-likecharacter. Sharing their faith! Personal evangelism is the missing ingredientto true Christ-like character.
Jesussaid that he only did what He saw His Father doing. John 5:19 “ Jesus gave them this answer: “I tellyou the truth, the Son can do nothing by himself; he can do only what he seeshis Father doing, because whatever the Father does the Son also does.” In Matt 18:14 Jesus reveals the heart of theFather toward the lost “In the same way your Father in heaven is not willingthat any of these little ones should be lost.”
If weare to develop real Christ-like character we must have the heart for the unsavedthat Jesus had! Sharing our faith is not an option. It was how God intended theworld to be brought to salvation! Paultold Timothy to do the work of an Evangelist! (2 Tim 4:5). That charge is forus today as well.