I love my hairdresser. She’s a Jesus girl. She and I often talk about spiritual things as we share what is happening in our lives. My hairdresser is one of the many people with whom I interact on a regular basis. I also talk to the bagger at my grocery store, the teller at my bank, the attendant at the convenience store and the neighbor I pass on my morning walk, just to name a few.
In fact, according to reference.com, the average person has 10,000 unique face-to-face interactions with other people during his or her lifetime. That’s a lot of people! Do you realize what that means? It means we have 10,000 opportunities to share the love and message of Jesus Christ with others!
I’m not sure that you and I are taking full advantage of that fact.
How many times do we hesitate to even make eye contact with people…much less speak encouragement to them?!
This week, why not try to be kingdom minded as you go about the business of daily life. Share a smile, an encouraging word, or a verse of scripture with those you encounter. Ask if you can pray with, or for them about anything that may be going on in their life…and then do it! Give to those in need…a few dollars, or a “Happy Meal”.
Speak the name of Jesus.
As Christians we are to be salt and light in the world. If we are afraid or ashamed to speak his name, then we are failing in our mission. Now, more than ever before, the world needs to know Him–to feel the love and hope that he brings.
We often speak of certain chance meaningful encounters as divine appointments and they may well be, but I contend that every encounter is divine. We need only to be ready–taking full advantage of those “God moments” to speak life, and love, and hope to humanity.
To speak the name of Jesus.