You’ve heard the expression “actions speak louder than words”, right? Well, it also applies to sharing the gospel or the love of Christ with others. Many of God’s children are frustrated and often come down hard on themselves because they do not have the “gift of gab” and have not won anybody to Christ because of it. Are you one of them? May I remind you that more people are drawn to Christ by the actions and deeds of God’s children than by their words? Paul wrote: “And whatever you do in word or deed, do all in the name of the Lord Jesus, giving thanks to God the Father through Him.” (Colossians 3:17)
The best thing you can ever do for your friends or loved ones in this world is to drawn them to Christ, but if you, like many others, just can’t speak to them for whatever reason, how are you going to do that? Permit me to be blunt: Do things for them or give them things. Assuming that, because you love Jesus, you will do it in love, you may be surprised at the great results you will see. Do you agree that the easiest person in the world to share intimate and personal things with is your best friend? Do you ever wonder why, besides being the Son of God, Jesus was able to draw so many people to Himself? He befriended them first! And how did He do that? He did it for two basic reasons. First, it was apparent to them that He loved them sincerely. Secondly, He did something for them, whether it was healing, feeding, encouraging, or comforting them. Bottom line: He always gave them something.
If you have a dear friend or loved one who you know needs Jesus in his or her life, I hope that you understand that you might even be able to win them for Christ without saying any words at all. Of course, words are important, but if you just don’t have any, your actions and deeds will work just as well. Here are just a few examples: a warm hug, a pat on the back, a word of comfort or encouragement by way of text, email or conventional mail, a gift card, a special favor or running an errand for them, etc. The list could go on and on. Can you win people to Christ by your deeds? Indeed!
God’s word for today: (James 5:20) “Let him know that he who turns a sinner from the error of his way will save a soul from death and cover a multitude of sins.”