Sunday, August 25, 2013

Ambassador for Christ 3

Greetings, My Friends,
Another, and perhaps one of the most successful ways to witness, is to be friendly. By friendly, I do not mean go overboard and try to be so friendly that the person you're talking to gets scared or tries to hide his wallet.
We run across opportunities every day. Cashiers in busy stores are perfect people to talk to. Even if they appear to be in a good mood, they could use a few kind or encouraging words. Saying something like, it looks like they keep you really busy.  Another is, "I don't think I could do your job, even when I was young."  If the cashier reacts in a positive way, I usually tell them to have a blessed day. I have seen many faces turn to happy faces by that phrase.
If you have a lot in your cart, and the person behind you has only a couple of items, let them go ahead of you. Tell them something like, go ahead of me, praise the Lord. I am in no hurry. You will get more positive reactions.
Waitresses are abused a lot. Most of the time they are just targets for mean-spirited people who rely on the fact that she can't defend herself. Be cheerful, kind, and generous. Some positive, sincere remarks can turn her day around. Don't be afraid to say thank you.
There are many people you see every day. Be nice and be patient with all of them, no matter who they are or how they look. I was approached a half a dozen times or so by someone looking for money. They walk up to you in a parking lot, give you a sob story and ask for a couple of bucks. It used to be that if I was suspicious of them, I didn't give it to them. Then one day I realized I was judging them, and I had no right to do that. It was between him and God, not me. Now I give 10 and say to them, the Lord has blessed me, and now He blesses you.
The last 3 messages show a number of situations. There are many opportunities every day to be Jesus representative. Represent him well.
In conclusion, you may wonder about who to talk to or what to say.  Don't worry.  Do what I do, rely on the Holy Spirit for guidance. If you do that with love in your heart, you will be blessed. Always remember that people judge all Christians by what they see. When they look at you, let them see a reflection of Jesus. You will know in your heart when you should speak and what to say. Praise the Lord!
God bless you and remember,
Jesus loves you.
Prayer of Salvation;

"Oh God in heaven, I believe with all of my heart that Jesus has been raised from the dead. I receive Your Word, and I repent of sin. I renounce the past. Come into my heart, Lord Jesus. I receive my forgiveness. I receive the new birth, cleansed and washed in the Word and in the precious blood of Jesus. Fill me with Your Spirit, in Jesus name. Amen."