Having had a spiritual awakening as the result of these steps, we tried to carry this message to others, and to practice these principles in all our affairs.
As our own lives become properly focused, the Lord allows us to become instruments of His healing in the world. What a privilege we have in being able to “proclaim the good news of His salvation from day to day” (v. 2).
This proclaiming happens in two ways. First, as people see our new values and the strength and love God has poured into our lives, the very way we live in the world will show forth His salvation. And second, as we are willing to verbally share our story with others, God will use our message to bring glory to His name. Perhaps we will be a little unsure the first time we feel the Holy Spirit encouraging us to share the message He has given us. But as we explain how God has transformed our lives, our words will not only help others see their need, but will encourage our own spiritual growth as well.