16 In the same way, let your light shine before others, so that they may see your good works and give glory to your Father who is in heaven. ~ Matthew 5:16 ESV

We live in a very secular world, with different beliefs, different thoughts, and very different religious tolerance. Not everyone will accept our message. Not everyone will accept us. So don’t judge or make others feel like we’re condemning them.

Make sure you let your light shine so that they can see your good works because they are watching, evaluating, and making a mental note. If you show intolerance for their beliefs, they will show you likewise.

I always start with a question. What do you believe about…? Or what is your concept of this…? Or thoughts on such and such…? Don’t be afraid to engage people in a conversation. How will they hear if they are not told? And if not you, then who? So, do it now, don’t wait. If you wait, you won’t do it. And before you know it, you’ve lost the moment.

Remember, it’s not our job to save people because it’s not our blood that saves them, nor is it our Spirit that draws them to repentance. It is, however, our job to tell people. So don’t be afraid to have those conversations. Just be mindful, tactful, and sincere. Don’t let fear keep you from sharing the good news. Let God speak through you, just as He spoke through Peter on the day of Pentecost.

Father, give us boldness to proclaim Your word. Stretch forth Your mighty hand to save, heal, and restore. May You receive honor and glory, in Jesus’ name, amen.

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