Inspiring Individuals to Become Better People
The New Inspiration Realm Publication in Medium.com
by J.M. Troppello
If you been following my posts in the last few months, you may know that I have been actively writing on Medium.com. In an effort to expand the audience for the magazine, I also cross-post articles from my magazine on my Mustard Seed Sentinel publication on Medium as well.
We’ve been able to gain some more subscribers from that cross-posting on Medium. However, even though there is an audience for faith-based specific content on Medium, there is also a huge audience that we are not reaching yet—because of the faith-based content we publish.
I’m going to continue to keep the MSS publication going on Medium.com. I’ll still cross-post daily articles there.
In order to reach more readers who wouldn’t ordinarily read MSS content, I have also started a publication called, Inspiration Realm.
Our tagline is: Inspiring Individuals to Become Better People.
We’ll be publishing content in the following topics: personal development, creativity, mindfulness, productivity, and self.
Non-paying members of Medium can read up to three stories on that platform each month. Members paying the $5 monthly fee can read unlimited stories there. I’m not sharing this to encourage you to become a paying Member at Medium.
I’m only sharing it to keep our readers and subscribers informed about things related to this magazine and my writing exploits.
Reaching this World
In no way do I condone watering down the Gospel message or any of God’s Word.
Jesus said to him, “I am the way, the truth, and the life. No one comes to the Father except through Me. (John 14:6 NKJV)
Jesus is the only way to get to Heaven, by receiving Him as Lord and Savior of your life.
However, as a Christian, you need to find a delicate balance in your efforts to reach the lost. Figuratively thumping a non-Christian over the head with the Bible is not going to encourage them to get saved.
Showing them the love of Jesus through your actions as a Christian can be more of a catalyst toward convincing them about God’s gift of salvation, than criticizing them about their sin.
Let’s face it. You and I are sinners. Yes, as Christians, we’re sinners saved by grace.
For by grace you have been saved through faith, and that not of yourselves; it is the gift of God. (Ephesians 2:8, NKJV)
But, there was a time when you and I were not saved. Think about the time before you had become a Christian. How did you act? What did you believe? What kind of sin and trouble did you get yourself into?
Somehow, God touched your life.
Maybe you heard the Gospel message in your family since you were a child, like I did. Then I got saved at the age of 14 at youth group. You might have gotten saved because a friend invited you to church.
Regardless of how it happened, there was a tipping point that changed your life—here on earth—and for all eternity.
I needed to be reminded of this fact the last few days, especially when I’ve been thinking about the behavior of some people, I know who aren’t saved.
It’s so easy to start judging non-Christians.
It’s also easy to start judging fellow Christians, who are at a different point in their walk with the Lord than where you are.
God is love.
God is also majestic.
He is all powerful.
He is eternal.
His grace is also new each day.
You and I need to become more cognizant of sharing that grace with others—whether saved or not saved. God is the one who judges the unsaved (in eternity) and convicts Christians through the Holy Spirit.
Show His love. Don’t become judge and jury.
About the Author
J.M. Troppello is an author, writer, and poet. She is the publisher of the online Christian lifestyle magazine, Mustard Seed Sentinel.
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