Have you ever caused someone to become closer to God?
We do not realize it, but our simple everyday actions have far-reaching consequences. When we talk and interact with people we encounter, our words and actions may seem normal to us, but it can affect them in a different way. This is true especially when the person is going through a rough patch in his or her life.
For instance, you are at a checkout line in a grocery store and you see that the cashier is feeling low. It may be instinctive to some, but saying something positive to the cashier may make a big difference in his or her day.
Simple things, like holding the elevator for someone rushing to get in, can make a difference. Who knows, that person might be rushing to get to a job interview. And because of your kindness, he or she got there on time and was able to get the job, which is exactly the blessing from God that he or she has been praying for.
Walk in wisdom toward them that are without, redeeming the time.
Let your speech be always with grace, seasoned with salt, that ye may know how ye ought to answer every man.
The Bible tells us that our words should always be gracious towards others and we must always carry the wisdom and teachings of God. This way, we can show others our faith and be a role model for people who want to discover Jesus in their lives.
The apostle Peter tells us in the Scriptures:
Beloved, I beg you as sojourners and pilgrims, abstain from fleshly lusts which war against the soul, having your conduct honorable among the Gentiles, that when they speak against you as evildoers, they may, by your good works which they observe, glorify God in the day of visitation.
-1 Peter 2:11-12 NKJV
Through the good works that others will observe of us, they will see and glorify God.