“Do nothing out of selfish ambition or vain conceit. Rather, in humility value others above yourselves, not looking to your own interests but each of you to the interest of the others.” Philippians 2:3-4
Are you looking out for the interest of others? When was the last time you shared Christ’s message with a stranger? Time and time again people are open to having conversations about Christ simply because his humble followers cared enough to serve and share. You can make God’s love known to others by praying for them, comforting the grieving, encouraging those in their trials and tribulations, gently guiding the straying and simply just listening.
Jesus charged his disciples to preach the gospel to all people. His desire and heart is consistently revealed throughout the Bible. We are reminded of this great truth in 1 Timothy 2:4,
“Who will have all men to be saved, and to come unto the knowledge of the truth.”
Many times, we are hesitant to share the gospel because we feel inadequate, but those feelings are from the enemy. As you begin to share, the Holy Spirit will give you the words and the ability to be an effective witness for Jesus Christ (Colossians 3:17). Apart from the Holy Spirit, we have no power to influence people for Christ.
Be humble; allow yourself to be used and trust that God is working through you. Developing a genuine interest in others’ needs without any strings attached and remaining consistent. Your consistency will show others that your heart is in the right place and offer additional opportunities to share Christ’s love with others.
There are countless opportunities to exemplify the love of Jesus to others and to give a reason for the hope that is in you. Will you be his ambassador and seek the best for others today? As you do this, don’t be surprised if the Holy Spirit uses your heart of service to lead people to Jesus Christ.
Dear Lord, help me to seek what is best for others. Please forgive me when I do not take the time to share your love and biblical truths with others. I pray for your hand to guide me. Please give me the right words and specific opportunities to be an effective instrument for your glory. In Jesus’ name, amen.
Ask the Lord to show you who in your life you can humbly walk alongside. Pray that he would give you opportunities to connect with them, hear their story and share Christ’s love with them
By Julie Lairsey
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