As someone who is born again, the number one place that your light should shine is in your family. In fact, soul winning should begin at home. Most times, we strive to ensure our lights shine brightest outside; to colleagues, church members, strangers and those that that we want to draw into the kingdom of God. However, every light shines brightest at its base (the home).
From your spouse, your children, your siblings, to your parents, etc; do they see the light of God in you? If your light is dim to the people closest to you, re-evaluate yourself. Is your lifestyle really reflecting Jesus? The words you speak, the things you do and the way you do them, etc. What are you reflecting? Who are you reflecting? If they are not born again yet, is your output strong enough to draw them closer to Jesus? Even your godly life can speak to them without any words and they can be won over into the kingdom (1 Peter 3:1).
After the life of Christ comes into us, we still have a duty to deliberately work on ourselves to change habits and character traits in us that may get in the way of the gospel we’re trying to “preach”. Apostle Paul tells us that when we put on the new man, we MUST put off the old man, we must get rid of anything that contradicts the new life we have inside us (Colossians 3). It is when people see your good works, that they will glorify your Father in heaven. It is when your family members see your good works, that they’ll be eager to come to the knowledge and acceptance of Christ.
While we’re called to “preach” the gospel wherever and whenever, if everyone is getting saved outside and those closest to you are not, it should concern you. It’s easy for those outside to accept you as you present yourself but your family members know the real you. Make sure that as you’re praying and travailing for their salvation, everything about you reflects the life of Christ in you. Blessed weekend! – Kemi Oyedepo#soulwinningbeginsathome #marriage #light #wisdom#crisisproofyourfamily #ontheroadtoido