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Mark 5:19

However, Jesus did not permit him, but said to him, "Go home to your friends, and tell them what great things the Lord has done for you, and how He has had compassion on you."

I remember when I got my car about a year ago. I was so proud of it that I told everyone about it. It was a used car and God really blessed me with it and I still thank God for it everyday.
I also remember when I first accepted Jesus as my Lord and Savior. I would tell everyone about Jesus too.

But since I have had my car for a year now, I don't tell everyone about it. They know I still have it because they can see me in it everyday as I go to work or drive home. If I continued to tell everyone about it they would start to hate me and run from me yelling, "Oh no he's going to tell us about his car again."

It's the same with my relationship with the Lord. Everyone knows I'm a Christian because I have told them. But not even because I told them but because over time they have seen Jesus in my life by the way I live.
Now if every time I saw them I told them about Jesus, just like my example with the car, they would run from me screaming, "Oh no, here comes that Christian fanatic again, run for the hills."

Now don't get me wrong, I still do tell others about Jesus as the Holy Spirit leads, but I just don't cram Jesus down their throats. That is one good way of turning people off on Jesus.

Let me give you another example about that.
What if I had a Ferrari (which I don't) but if I did and everyday and anytime I saw someone I would tell them about my Ferrari. This may be up to 10 or 20 times a day.
Now even though it would be cool to have a Ferrari, people would start to despise the car not because it's a bad car, but because they were sick of me and me talking about it all the time.

So tell others about Jesus, but don't cram Him down people's throats.
If you do too much talking then you may be blocking out the light of Jesus that's in you and not allowing others to see Jesus in your life.

Just let them see the light and love of Jesus in your life, and as the Holy Spirit leads (and He will) tell them about Jesus.

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