Updated for Volume 11
Do you know someone that desperately needs an encounter with Jesus but seems to reject everything? Be Jesus to them, be the real gospel that they crave. Do not preach, admonish, cajole, or berate. Show them the love that Jesus showed you when you were unlovable.
I recently read a book that was really all about that. Check out Hearts Crossing (Woodland Church) by Marianne Evans.
“‘You are the light of the world. A city on a hill cannot be hidden. Neither do people light a lamp and put it under a bowl. Instead, they put it on its stand, and it gives light to everyone in the house. In the same way, let your light shine before men, that they may see your good deeds and praise your Father in heaven.’”
Do we walk our talk in all areas of our lives? Is what we say about our Christian faith consistent with how we live for our Lord? It has been said, “You may be the only Bible people ever read.” In many ways it is true. People watch you to see if what you say you believe is reflected in your lifestyle and habits. It’s a heavy burden to carry, to realize that you are being evaluated on a daily basis as to the validity of your faith. But isn’t that what we are called to do? We do not belong to ourselves. We belong to God. We have been bought with a price and are expected to serve God in all we do (1 Corinthians 6:20). There is joy in serving Christ. There is happiness in living a holy life. There is fulfillment in obeying God in all areas of our life. If we have such an attitude as we live as Christians, people will be attracted to the good news of Jesus Christ. They will see that what we speak about the gospel is true because they see it reflected and patterned in our lives. This is not something we can do on our own.
#Outreach: That the world may know
#Prayer Focus: Pray for Our Prodigals
#Praise the Lord
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