September 28, 2023 | By Chuck
A few weeks ago, our guest speaker, Chris McCurley, said the world gives you hell all week, so he wants to give heaven when he preaches. I love that and it so resonated with me that I wanted to expound on it just a little. We see and hear much of the negative the world has to offer all week long. Sometimes it can be frustrating and even a bit overwhelming. I think we Christians need to go about our business daily and give the world heaven. Let's give them heaven from school to work, the grocery store, and even the ballgame.
That’s a great motivational thought, but the real question is how? How do we go about giving heaven to people we may not even know each day? Sure, it would be great if we could share the story of Jesus and His amazing love and grace with everyone, but if that scares you or doesn’t seem possible, you can still give them heaven. Have a positive and uplifting attitude to all that you’re around. Our world is so used to the negative and nasty, so give them a little glimpse of heaven by showing them a sweet, kind, positive, and uplifting spirit. Just do the right thing, even when it’s not popular or easy, do the right thing. You never know who is watching and by your positive attitude, kindness, and right actions you may show someone heaven.
If you want to give your co-workers and even strangers heaven, then shine the way Jesus wants you to. “….let your light shine before others, so that they may see your good works and give glory to your Father who is in heaven.” (Matthew 5:16) “Do all things without grumbling or disputing, that you may be blameless and innocent, children of God without blemish in the midst of a crooked and twisted generation, among whom you shine as lights in the world.” (Philippians 2:14-15) Just give’em heaven!