Dear Grace Baptist Church Family,
Do you know what it means to have a “winsome” attitude or a “winsome” spirit?
A person who has this kind of attitude is attractive to others. Others find that they enjoy being around this kind of person. They are drawn to people like this.
There are many characteristics of a “winsome” person, not the least of which is that they enthusiastically believe in what they are talking about.
I have met many people like this over the years as I am sure that you have. I met a restaurant business owner recently who had that kind of attitude. She spoke to us about her business and her food and her employees. She believed in them. She believed in her service. She was totally sold on everything about her restaurant. And she was thoughtful and gracious about everyone she spoke of. By the time she was finished I wanted to eat there every day! [Not really because I love Vickie’s cooking.]. But I did leave her with the thought that I wish we all had the same enthusiasm and passion for the church as she did for her restaurant.
That is where I realized that we have the opportunity to share our belief in Jesus Christ with a winsome spirit. We can tell others in a gracious way how much He means to us. We can tell them what He has done for us. We can invite them to our church. We can lovingly share with others the hope that we have within us.
And we should.
Not all of us have the same outgoing demeanor as others. But we can all have a heart of love for others and a passion for Christ that in one way or another shows a compassion for those around us who need Christ.
Let me encourage you to take the opportunity to share Christ with someone. And as you have the chance, look for the many, many ways that you can show a winsome spirit and invite others to come to our church. We have a wonderful church family and I believe that there are many who need what we have to offer because of what Christ has done for us.
We can all be “winsome”—even me…and you.
I look forward to worshiping the Lord together with you this Sunday. Please be in prayer for our church and the services.
Also, there will be a prayer time every Sunday at 9:15am in Classroom #3. Please join us for any part of the time that you can.
Dr. Wynne Kimbrough is the editor of this resource.
Some of the articles are written by him while others are found and shared with permission from the original authors. Some of of these authors wish to remain anonymous.