Set your mind on the things above, not on the things that are on earth.
– Colossians 3:2 (NASB)
Witnessing to others is one of the most important jobs we have as Christians. The Lord ask us to witness each and every day to our family, friends, co-workers and others. If we expect to witness to our greatest ability we must have the proper mindset.
My grandfather, Dr. James M. Moye was a B-24 pilot in WWII. He was shot down over Vienna Austria and spent almost 6 months in a POW camp. He endured some of the most grueling treatment those 6 months in camp. During these grueling times he never lost his faith in the Lord. He told us that the only way he was able to keep his positive mindset was to have an eternal perspective. My grandfather always quoted a portion of Psalms 23:7, “What a man thinks in his heart, so is he”. He always preached that to us and he practiced this in every facet of his life. He was always so positive and optimistic and this allowed him to be such an inspiration and a witness to me. Living in these present times, it is very easy to fall into the negativity that we are seeing all around us.
If we are to witness to others in the way that God wants us to, how can we do this with an earthly mindset.? If we want to reach others with a true passion for God’s love than we must set our sights on our true home in Heaven. How much better can we be as individuals if we all had this eternal mindset. Starting today, we need to change our mindset from that of this world to our true home in heaven with our Lord. By doing this, we will transform the way we live each day and can truly become the positive influence we need to be to witness to others as Christ would want.
PRAYER: Lord, please help us to live each day with an eternal mindset. Help us to seek opportunities to witness to others each day of our lives. Please guide us in these situations so that we may shine a positive light for others in all that we do.
Thought for the Day: Live each day with an eternal mindset to better prepare us for witnessing to others as God would want.
Written by Kirk W. Thoms
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