It may not been something you often think about, but when was the last time someone saw God working through you? You then may ask, “How would I know?”. You’ll know when you decide to make the effort to exude God’s love in everything you do.
A large part of our society focus on bringing people to the Church, instead of bringing Church to the people. But believe it or not, people is what makes a Church, not a building. I don’t know of any examples where Jesus brought people into the synagogue to save them. The healing he did was in the world, among the lost. Preaching, teaching, and loving.
And my message and my preaching were very plain. I did not use wise and persuasive speeches, but the Holy Spirit was powerful among you. I did this so that you might trust the power of God rather than human wisdom. (1 Corinthians 2:4-5)
Words alone doesn’t impact people, but when combined with the power of God working through us via our actions, people will notice God at work. Not a single word will needed said. People should want to become a vessel of God’s love and power, not just His words.
Many times when God calls us to help others we overwhelm them with complicated opinions and theories. Understand all they need is for you to listen. Jesus was a good listener. You may share your experiences and your story of deliverance, but you have no control over when or if the person you’re talking to will fully understand. That’s the job of the Holy Spirit.
God has called each of us to live for a cause greater than ourselves. Giving back through the spirit of service.
He who is kind to the poor lends to the Lord, and He will reward him for what he has done (Proverbs 19:17)
It’s important we see people the way God sees people. See them for what they can become more than what their current situation is. I recently got into a deep conversation on Facebook with a friend about kids standing on a corner. His opinion is that they are drug dealers and losers. Well drug dealers, prostitutes, and the homeless are all humans with lost souls.
I use to stand on the corner and I did drugs but ended up with a college education, a career, and most importantly, I became saved.
You never know what potential some people has inside them. We need to reach out to people who are “poor” in spirit, regardless of their background.
Change begin when we enter the world and face the realities of the it. God had an original idea for the human race. Love God with everything we are and have; love our neighbors as ourselves. (Matthew 22:37-40).
When we go into the world, fully strap yourself with God’s suit of armor. We must enter with God leading us, while being mindful that it’s a spiritual warfare, so we must fight spiritually. What we think, what we want, and how we feel will get us killed fast in this kind of battle.
Love is more than a feeling, its choosing to behave a certain way. It’s God’s will to love others because without love nothing else matters. The world’s daily struggles and hardships can only be won through love. Although we have a sinful nature that came as a result of the Fall, we also must remember that we’re created in the likeness of God. Don’t forget who you are.
Everywhere you go, your life should show the goodness of God. Your inner joy and the ability to praise and trust God, in the midst of your personal storm, is the best example of God living inside of you. Others will see this, and it may encourage them to become saved also. Our purpose on Earth is to help save lost souls.