“But thanks be to God, who always leads us as captives in Christ’s triumphal procession and uses us to spread the aroma of the knowledge of him everywhere.” 2 Corinthians 2:14
Your participation in required in God’s plan.
God could share His Good News of His Son Himself and, of course, do a way better job then we are even capable of, but the miracle is that God chooses to use US to spread His news. Yes, He WANTS us to be involved with Him. He desires for us to partner with Him.
Do you want to be involved in the spreading of His Good News as much as He wants you to be? How are you doing?
If you are like many of us, you feel like you fall drastically short in this area. You can probably even think of several people who you should have given a word of encouragement to, or shared a personal testimony, or extended the love and forgiveness of Christ in someone’s life… and just this week alone.
The only way that we will be able to share more of Christ is to be closer to Him. Without an intimate relationship with Jesus Christ, we have nothing meaningful to share. Spending time in God’s Word, in prayer, and in worship draws us closer to Him and with that, the power of the Holy Spirit pours out upon us and fills us so that we can be a bold witness for Him. And then, it becomes a natural outpouring from the depths of our souls.
“As for us, we cannot help speaking about what we have seen and heard.” Acts 4:20
What was your “Jesus time” like today?
Father God, Forgive us for the times when we have not spoken up as we ought to or loved like we should. Pour out your Spirit upon us even now as we cry out to you for more of You and less of us. Give us the confidence to boldly proclaim Your Name and Your Word to the world in order that You might be known and praised. In Jesus’ Holy & precious Name. Amen.