I get to meet a lot of people in my job. Some are solid Christ-followers and faithful members of a church. Others are believers who stopped pursuing an intimate relationship with Jesus years ago and no longer attend church. Then there are those who say they believe in God and hope they will go to heaven when they die.

I enjoy talking to all of these people. But, it’s those who hope they’re going to heaven that I want to talk to the most. I have to tread lightly when I first meet those folks. Some of them don’t want me preaching to them. Others have told me that they didn’t want to be judged. I try my best to¬† accept people where they are and love them as Jesus did. I want to build a relationship with them and gain their trust. I work hard at modeling the life of Jesus. I share the gospel of Jesus Christ with them (if they’ll let me). The hardest thing, though, is when these folks tell me that they are okay without Jesus. That happens too often.

Thankfully, there are a few of those who work through their past guilt and reach a point where they confess their need for Christ and believe in faith that He will save them. I love days like that!