Let’s Normalize God Talk

Talking to others about God can be a pretty intimidating thought – especially if you’re not naturally someone who shares openly about their feelings. On top of that, there is the additional thought of having to overcome the pressure of someone taking offense, misunderstanding, or to put it more simply – it’s awkward!
The fact of the matter is that, yes, your relationship with God is personal and is a mostly private discipline. But the Bible tells us as followers of Christ that we’ll have a desire to share with others what He’s doing and what He has done in our lives.
Isaiah 63:7 says:
“I will tell of the kindnesses of the Lord, the deeds for which He is to be praised, according to all the Lord has done for us—yes, the many good things he has done for Israel, according to his compassion and many kindnesses.”
I remember reading once that if you see Christ as a person and not just an idea, you’ll be more likely to speak about Him in a relational sense (just as we talk to one another about our brother, sister, or friend). We talk about them effortlessly and comfortably. Should Jesus be any different? This concept helped me a lot when I was a little more timid about witnessing and talking about God in general with others who don’t have a relationship with God.  
Another way to move yourself forward in this regard is to pray specifically about it. Pray that God would provide you with opportunities to share your faith and that you would be sensitive to the Holy Spirit and feel pressed to tell others about Him. Remember, God knows your heart and will put those opportunities in front of you. Splash in a little bit of courage, and you’ll have the chance to act on it! 🙂
An example from my own life happened this past weekend. My son’s baseball team had a tournament in Kentucky, which gave us the chance to spend a lot of time with the other families on the team — many of whom don’t know the Lord. My husband and a couple of the other dads ended up getting into some deep conversation away from the rest of the group one evening. During that time, Zach learned of some really serious situations that were happening with their kids. As he listened, he felt the Lord pressing him to lead these men in prayer. Zach could have bailed here knowing the amount of awkwardness that it could result in – especially not being aware of their views and experiences. But he made the bold choice and asked them if they would be okay with him praying over them and their boys. They agreed, and God took care of the rest. Zach stepped out in faith and fought through the “weirdness” and God used those moments to plant seeds in those dad’s lives.
The only way talking about God gets normal is by talking about God.
Just like with anything else, the more we do it and the more practice we get, the easier it becomes. When it gets easy, it feels natural and normal.