If you know anything about me, you know that it’s very important to me that people see Jesus in me and that I leave a legacy of faith behind me. I want to see lives changed and people saved. I will not see that happen from start to finish with most people.

We need to make the most of interactions we have, because we may not get another chance with some people. The quality of the seeds we plant will greatly affect the ability of the next person to water them, and tend them to help them grow (disciple them). If we don’t watch ourselves, our watering or tending might also poison good seeds planted by someone else.

To maintain our good seed and keep our lamps bright, we need to abide in the Vine of Christ by keeping in touch continually[1] and keep our lamps continually fueled with the Word of God[2].

Don’t let fear keep you from reaching others for Christ! If you’ve read my book you know that I believe the simplest and most natural way to reach others for Christ is just by talking to them. No preaching involved. No heavy-handed tactics. Just speak naturally about what the Lord has done in your own life. Let that light shine through you. It is our testimonies that can speak the loudest. Especially when they line up with what they can see in how we live. Our words and our walk must match[3].

In these days of lock down and stay at home orders people are on edge. We cannot visit with each other or even meet in person to worship. But even so, we are united in our love for Christ, in the Holy Spirit’s power, and through the blessing of the internet through Zoom, Facebook and other apps. Do not grow tired of doing good even in this season[4]. Keep praying for one another, for the unbelievers, and keep encouraging each other with texts, phone calls, and uplifting social media posts (especially Scripture and related things).

Play this song. Listen to it sing it, pray it. When he sings, “let them feel You when I sing,” insert your job, your hobbies, any things you do to interact with people.

Let Them See You – Colton Dixon


PRAYER based upon Colossians 1:3-14:

We pray for everyone here and we give thanks to You God, the Father of our Lord Jesus Christ in whose name we pray. For our faith is in Christ Jesus and our love for all of God’s people, which comes from our confident hope of what God has reserved for us in heaven. We have had this expectation ever since we first heard the truth of the Good News. This same Good News that came to us is going out all over the world. It is bearing fruit everywhere by changing lives, just as it changed our lives from the day we first heard and understood the truth about God’s wonderful grace. Lord, continue the good work through those who so willingly go out to the corners of the world to share the Good News.

May we continually pray for those in our lives and those you will bring into our lives who are yet unsaved. Prepare us to share the Good News with them through our own testimony of how You have saved us, and work in and through us.  We ask You, God, to give us complete knowledge of Your will and to give us spiritual wisdom and understanding. Then the way we live will always honor and please the Lord, and our lives will produce every kind of good fruit. All the while, we will grow as we learn to know God better and better.

We also pray that we will be strengthened with all his glorious power so we will have all the endurance and patience we need. May we be filled with joy, always thanking the Father. He has enabled us to share in the inheritance that belongs to his people, who live in the light. For He has rescued us from the kingdom of darkness and transferred us into the Kingdom of His dear Son, who purchased our freedom and forgave our sins.

All glory to God with thanks and praises, amen.

With blessings of Hope & Joy,


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[1] John 15:1-5, Romans 12:12, 1 Thessalonians 5:17

[2] Psalm 119:105; Matthew 4:4, 5:16; Ephesians 6:17

[3] Galatians 6:10, 1 Thessalonians 5:13-22, 2 John 1:6

[4] Galatians 6:9

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