Show Up & Be Present
If you know Jesus, you know Jesus is the answer. But, just because you know the answer, doesn't mean that you know the strategy to convey the answer.
So it is with faith...sharing your faith can be a bit awkward at times and often we go about it in a less than becoming way and end up with everyone involved being frustrated. But through the gift of the Holy Spirit and a relationship with Jesus, we can show love and in doing so, we are showing that Jesus is the answer. Only Jesus can help rescue people, but we can be great connectors to Him.
We who know Jesus also understand that we’re not stable enough to love and accept people on our own. We simply aren’t quipped to unconditionally respect and honor someone who is so vehemently different form us. And truthfully speaking, we will never reach a point of maturity in of ourselves to unconditionally extend mercy and grace to people.
I think by default, we use the less than best strategy in getting our answer, Jesus, to world. There are countless precious people that aren’t in a relationship with Jesus and still continue to be perplexed and burdened by their own sinful humanity.
The best strategy to gain people's respect and attention is to be present in their life and situations and to be a light. Only when we represent the principles and characteristics of who Jesus is, will people want to come to the truth of Jesus Christ.
When we get to know a person first, a relationship forms and through that relationship, can the process of coming to Jesus begin in their heart. And let’s be real, who’s gonna pass up an offer that is so amazingly right and good in their life once they see it and once they experience it? But they must experience Jesus first. So, therefore we must live, love and serve like Jesus, so that those who don’t know Jesus will want to know Him.
Telling people that Jesus is the answer is good, but being Jesus to people is a better way for them to want to know that Jesus is the answer.
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