Matthew 5: Now that I’ve put you there on a hilltop, on a light stand — shine! Keep open house; be generous with your lives. By opening up to others, you’ll prompt people to open up with God, this generous Father in heaven.
I pastor a lot of people and what I have discovered is more than before, people are wondering what to do with their lives. I was praying and asking God the same question and His answer was not what I expected. I was hoping for a new and fresh revelation. But He simply said: “Do what you know.”
We are part of this community, and that means we have the opportunity to show the love of God to those around us. I truly believe the church is called to have a greater impact on people who we share life with. So how can we have a greater impact?
Here are some thoughts:
Love others: We can be the love and encouragement that our neighbors need. Encourage them, love them, or just ask them if there’s anything that they need right now. Pray for them!
Different opinions are okay: We should be the most understanding people in the world. It doesn’t mean we have to agree with everyone. We can stand on the truth of the bible in love, without distancing ourselves from the world.
Be Patient: Don’t judge anyone, but rather, we should be patient and loving.
Be Kind & Generous: Let us be known as generous and kind people.
Live With The Hope We Have In Christ: We do not have to be afraid, and we can help others not feel so afraid by living with the hope we’ve found in Jesus.
Proclaim the Good News of Jesus: Let others know why you have so much hope!
Let us have a greater impact.