"She was involved in a cult, and I never told her about Jesus," Connie said sadly.
"I knew her for years and loved her. Her death was so unexpected."
Death is often unexpected.
That's why we must listen to God's promptings and share the Good News with people in our neighborhoods, schools, clubs, and community groups (Ephesians 5:15-16).
Some are involved in false religions, some think they can earn their place in heaven, and some think there's nothing beyond this earthly life.
We must tell them there's only one way to be saved (1 John 5:1-12). And it doesn't involve working our way to heaven--it involves believing in Jesus and receiving the free gift of salvation he offers (Ephesians 2:1-10).
When we're saved, we want to do what God commands. But doing what God commands doesn't save us.
So let's pray for wisdom, timing and boldness to naturally, accurately and lovingly share Jesus with those in our path. May we never regret the unexpected.
For some insights and inspiration on lifestyle evangelism, check out these 1-Minute Bible Love Notes: Weird Comments ~ Not All At Once.