We Talk About What Is Important — Sunday Thought For The Day
I recently spent a Saturday afternoon with a dear friend I had not seen or talked to in probably five years. Before I moved to Florida nearly nine years ago he and I were always together. So you can imagine the delight of both of us when I walked into a favorite restaurant one evening not long ago and saw him there. Our reunion picked up where we had left off – with one exception.
My friend wasted little time that evening in sharing that he was going to church. This immediately caught my attention and the above referenced Saturday a couple weeks later the two of us to spent a few hours catching up.
He shared what God was doing in his life and how much better his life was, and what had led to his change. He shared that in the Lord, he had found victory over poor impulse control when it came to “seeing it, wanting it, and then buying it.” My friend shared personal areas in his life that God had made a difference. I shared what the Lord had done and was doing in my life since we had last spoke. While our conversation covered everything from timepieces to politics to food it always came back around to the Lord.
Here is my point. People always talk about what is important to them. We cannot wait to tell our friends about a new restaurant, or whatever. New car, new book, now movie, new store or a new cigar – we talk about it.
But how many of our friends do we tell what the Lord is doing for us? How many of our friends fully understand what it means to be Christian and why we gave our lives to Jesus?
If Christ is important to us we will talk about Him. We will share what He means to us and why. And we won’t just share about Him to other believers.
The bottom line is that we talk about what is important to us and we aren’t ashamed to do so. Why then are so many ashamed to boldly share about their relationship with Christ Jesus? Is it because they are ashamed of Him? The scriptures tell us: “For whosever shall be ashamed of me and of my words, of him shall the Son of Man be ashamed, when he shall come in His own glory…” (See: Luke 9:26 KJV)
If Christ is your Savior don’t be ashamed to let others know. Look for opportunities to share your faith. We should be more eager to speak of Christ in our life, than we are to speak of the great price on new tires for our SUV.
39 Return to thine own house, and shew how great things God hath done unto thee, And he went his way and published throughout the whole city how great things Jesus had done unto him.
40 And it came to pass, that, when Jesus had returned, the people gladly received him; for they were all waiting for him.
About the Author
Mychal S. Massie is an ordained minister who spent 13 years in full-time Christian Ministry. Today he serves as founder and Chairman of the Racial Policy Center (RPC), a think tank he officially founded in September 2015. RPC advocates for a colorblind society. He was founder and president of the non-profit “In His Name Ministries.” He is the former National Chairman of a conservative Capitol Hill think tank; and a former member of the think tank National Center for Public Policy Research. Read entire bio here