If someone were to ask if you are a soul winner, what would be your response? Mine, years ago, would have been an ashamed, “No”, as I had not led anyone to be baptized. I had concluded due to church talk that the ultimate in soul winning was to baptize someone into Christ. Soul winning, however, means more than that one important activity. It includes a host of other areas.
When we treat others with decency and respect because we are aware of the “larger them” on the inside, we are sowing seed to the prosperous soul-part of that person. When we encourage the spirit of another we are “soul influencing”. I encourage you that every person within your radius is a soul and you have potent soul-food to offer at every minute. Your gestures, your body language, and your words either build up or tear down. We are either soul winning or soul losing, but we are never neutral.
Help others come alive. See the valuable hidden life behind the phony smile or the sarcastic comment. See the buried goodness beneath the sloth or behind the resistance. So much of the time those around us are not operating at full Spirit capacity and they need a boost…..our boost!
Reconnecting a detached soul to the lifeblood of community requires power that only a few people seem to possess. Powerful people can see the hidden life that is already poured into another by God and, with an awareness of the life they have received from the same source, they pour out what is deepest and truest and noblest within them into the soul of another; and they do it with a clear vision of what that other person could become as the life of Christ is nourished and released within.