There is power with Intentional Kindness! Welcome back to our online series on how to become a faith multiplier without being pushy or annoying. So far, we’ve looked at some hard-to-believe numbers of what could happen if we shared our faith with others who, in turn, shared their faith with others on a weekly basis. And while the results are up to God, we were encouraged last week to begin with prayer. Instead of first going to others on behalf of God, we can start by going to God on behalf of others. There is power in prayer that intercedes on behalf of people who need Jesus!
As we take this next step, consider the power of intentional kindness. Jesus gave this new command to His original disciples who passed it down the line to us, “Love one another. As I have loved you, so you must love one another. By this all men will know that you are my disciples, if you love one another” (John 13:34-35).
Think about how the verb of love can open doors for you to share your faith in Jesus. This may sound simple enough, but it is hard to live out consistently. We get busy and we get grumpy and we can easily do things that damage our witness before we ever get a chance to be a good witness. Consider the opportunity before you ever walk into the room, whether your work place, the ball field, the doctor’s office, or wherever you walk. Remember to love first. Start with intentional acts of kindness. Perhaps a smile, a helping hand, or a need met, will open the door to a church invite, and even better, a gospel conversation. -Jason