A way to keep our faith vibrant and active is to remind people of all that we have in Christ. We can share our love with others in practical ways, but also take the time to refute false teaching with love and respect.
Sincere Christians mired in doubt may question their salvation by having a misunderstanding about what Christ has already done for them. For others, lost in worldly pursuits or religions glorified in self-righteousness, there is an urgency to save them from eternal death.
The Bible says, “Be merciful to those who doubt; snatch others from the fire and save them; to others show mercy mixed with fear – hating even the clothing stained by corrupted flesh.”
We can patiently encourage and instruct Christians wrestling with doubt. Yet, like a child struggling to stay afloat in deep waters, we are inspired to take a more aggressive action in order to save those lost in sin. As we exercise discernment in each individual situation, there are times we must be more firm in expressing the severe consequences of God’s anger toward sin.
We can go the Lord and pray, “Lord, when I share Your Word and Your life with others, give me discernment to know when to be gentle and when to be firm. May my words and actions always be coated with Your love. And may I humbly walk my talk so that others may trust my message of Your truth. I recognize that the best way to keep my faith active and vibrant is to remind others of all the blessing we have in You. Thank you for dwelling in me. Amen.”