“For I am not ashamed of the gospel, for it is the power of God for salvation [from His wrath and punishment] to everyone who believes [in Christ as Savior], to the Jew first and also to the Greek.”
– Romans 1:16
We started our acronym for STANDARD last month with Salvation. Today we will take a look at part two, which is to bring others with us into Heaven.
2 Corinthians 3:2 says, “Your very lives are a letter that anyone can read by just looking at you. Christ himself wrote it—not with ink, but with God’s living Spirit; not chiseled into stone, but carved into human lives.” It’s time for self evaluation with the help of the Holy Spirit in our spiritual lives, so take a moment to ask Him to search your heart right now.
Psalm 139:23-24 says, “Search me, O God, and know my heart: try me, and know my thoughts: And see if there be any wicked way in me, and lead me in the way everlasting.” We do this to evaluate if our behavior reflects our beliefs. Are we being an example to others of the love of Christ, and is our behavior reflecting the character of our Heavenly Father in our actions? DL Moody said, “Out of 100 men, one will read the Bible, but 99 will read the Christian.” What are people reading from the book of your life? The full knowledge of your salvation, and all the benefits that you hold, show as you walk out this Christian life.
It’s peace when some have conflict, health when others may be struggling with sickness, direction when another may feel lost… these are the pictures others will see from your life. As people notice your walk, they will inquire about it which opens the door for the opportunity to share Jesus unashamedly to them.
You hold the power of the Lord in your life, and that power will save and transform their lives! Think about your friends, family, and the people around you that are in need. You have the power to share the Good News with them on a daily basis. Sharing Jesus with someone starts with your behavior reflecting your beliefs, so turn the cover of your life open for someone to read about Jesus!!
What did the Holy Spirit’s evaluation of your heart show?
Ask for the Lord’s help in that area.
Who is on your heart today to share Jesus with?
Walk with the King…