For shoes, put on the peace that comes from the Good News so that you will be fully prepared. Pray in the Spirit at all times and on every occasion. Stay alert and be persistent in your prayers for all believers everywhere.
— Ephesians 6:15,18, NLT
There are many souls to be saved. In word and deed be wise unto salvation, representing Christ to all with whom you come in contact. Let all see that your feet are shod with the preparation of the gospel of peace and goodwill to men.
Wonderful are the results we shall see if we enter the work imbued with the Spirit of Christ. If we carry forward the work in righteousness, mercy, and love, help will come in our necessity. Truth will bear away the victory.
The truth is to be presented with divine tact, tenderness, and gentleness. It is to come from a heart that has been softened and made sympathetic. We need to have close communion with God, lest self rise up, as it did in Jehu, and we pour forth a torrent of words that are unbefitting, that are not as dew, nor as the still showers, which revive the withering plants. Let our words be gentle as we seek to win souls.
Speak the truth in tones and words of love. Let Christ be exalted. Keep to the affirmative of truth.
People cannot be expected to see at once the advantage of the truth over the error they have cherished. The best way to expose the fallacy of error is to present truth. This is the greatest rebuke that can be given to error. Dispel the cloud of darkness resting on minds by reflecting the bright light of the Sun of righteousness.
God will be wisdom to him who seeks for wisdom from a divine source. We are to seek opportunities on every hand. We are to watch unto prayer.
Lest we shall impress unfavorably one soul for whom Christ has died, we should keep our hearts uplifted to God, so that when the opportunity presents itself, we may have the right word to speak at the right time. If you thus undertake to work for God, the Spirit of God will be your helper. The Holy Spirit will apply the truth spoken in love for the soul.
The truth will have quickening power when spoken under the influence of the grace of Christ.
—The Review and Herald, October 7, 1902
Pray to be imbued with the Spirit of Christ to carry forward the work in righteousness, mercy and love.
Present the truth with divine gentleness coming from a sympathetic heart. Stay in close communion with God lest self rise up.
Seek for wisdom from a divine source that God will be wisdom for you.
Keep your heart uplifted to God that you may have the right words to speak at the right time. Pray for the Holy Spirit to apply the truth that was spoken.