1 Peter 2:9-12
9 But you are not like that, for you are a chosen people. You are a kingdom of priests, God’s holy nation, his very own possession. This is so you can show others the goodness of God, for he called you out of the darkness into his wonderful light. 10 “Once you were not a people; now you are the people of God. Once you received none of God’s mercy; now you have received his mercy.” 11 Dear brothers and sisters, you are foreigners and aliens here. So I warn you to keep away from evil desires because they fight against your very souls. 12 Be careful how you live among your unbelieving neighbors. Even if they accuse you of doing wrong, they will see your honorable behavior, and they will believe and give honor to God when he comes to judge the world.
Holy Bible, New Living Translation, (Wheaton, IL: Tyndale House Publishers, Inc.) 1996.
Even though it has been over 2000 years, one thing we know is that Jesus Christ will return. We do not know the time, but we do know He will come again. Many did not believe He was coming the first time and more people today do not believe He is coming again. But those who know Him, know He will keep His Word. Are you telling others that He is coming? Are you letting the world know that you believe He is going to return? If not that may be one thing that is hindering your growth in Christ. There are two seas in the area around Israel. One is the Sea of Galilee and the other is the Dead Sea. The Sea of Galilee has water coming into it and the Jordan river flows out of it. So this sea is alive with plants and fish. It is a sea which people can make a living. But the Dead Sea is just that dead. The Jordan river flows into it, but there is nothing flowing out. There are no plants or fish. It provides no life around it. Are you like the Dead Sea with everything coming in and nothing going out? If you live for Christ and learn more about Him, but don’t share what you know, then you are only receiving and not giving. You need to receive and then give to remain alive. Psalm 96:2 tells us, “…Each day proclaim the good news that he saves.” Start by just letting people know what God has done in your life. Tell them the blessings He has given you and how your life has changed. Let the love of God flow out of you and well as in and it will make a difference in your life.
Have a God Day!