“Faith comes from hearing, and hearing by the word of Christ,” says Romans 10. People need to hear the Gospel. Words we speak about Jesus may seem inconsequential but in reality are very influential, because God takes that opportunity to drop the promise of eternal life into people’s hearts. This in turn produces a glimmer of hope which motivates them to believe.
“Whoever will call on the name of the Lord will be saved,” the Bible states. But it also says, “How will they believe in Him whom they have not heard?” We must avoid being pompous, but we also need to speak. Our words become much more powerful when coupled with a humble lifestyle glorifying God. Sometimes God plants the seed of truth through us, sometimes we water, and other times we reap the harvest. What greater privilege is there than to play even a small part in someone’s salvation.