We have a real enemy who wants to kill, steal, and destroy. Satan doesn’t want to destroy you physically. He wants to kill your faith, steal your testimony, and destroy your future. He is intentional about his ploys to pull you and those you love away from God. Should we not be as intentional about assuring our loved ones know Christ’s salvation and living the Christian life?
- Discuss salvation. Don’t guess if your friends and family know Christ. Ask them. Talk with them about it.
- Encourage church attendance. Everything else has become more important than meeting with fellow Christians. We hear the cop-out answer: “I don’t have to be in church to worship. I can do that anywhere.” True, you can and should worship everywhere. However, God established the church for Christians to gather together. We gain strength and encouragement to live in a Godless world.
- Urge studying God’s Word and applying it. We cannot live without feeding and nourishing our bodies. But, we will allow our spirits to starve for God’s Word because we do not regularly ingest it.
- Model it. The hardest of all is to be an example. Are you acting enough like Christ that you could tell others if they copy you, they will be like Christ? The best way to leave a godly legacy is to model a Christ-like life for others to follow. Actions truly do speak louder than words.