Tuesday, September 9, 2008

Do you ever feel like this in your spiritual walk.........

I'm sure that Paul felt like that sometimes too, but the thing that I think kept him going was the fact that he continously told people about "his story". When he gave his testimony, he was reminded of all the amazing things God had accomplished in his life - things that may have been taken for granted, if he stopped reminding himself by telling others.

How often do you give your testimony? How often do you share "your story" to someone who is hurting? How often do you take your salvation for granted? How often do you bring glory to God by sharing His glory with others?

Ouch! Those questions make me lower my head, too! It can never be enough, we can never give our testimony too many times.

Let's look at the last chapter of Acts today and see what our friend, Paul is up to. In chapter 27, Paul was on his way to Rome. The ship he was on, hit a reef and began breaking into pieces near an island. Just like the angel had assured Paul, each person safely made it to land. They were shown great kindness by the people of the island and Paul was able to heal the sick while he was there. They boarded another ship and sailed for 3 more months until they reached Rome. He called together the local leaders of the Jews and began to explain to them why he had been held prisoner. They wanted to hear from him and set up a date when they could meet together with him. On that day, he spent all day, telling them his case, his testimony, all about his God. Some were convinced and some were not, but he told them anyway.

Vs. 30&31 "He lived there two whole years at his own expense, and welcomed all who came to him, proclaiming the kingdom of God and teaching about the Lord Jesus Christ with all boldness and without hindrance."

There he goes again, speaking with boldness and without hindrance. Those words bring such encouragment and excitement to me!! They remind me of my calling from God!

God calls us all to testify about Him. He calls us all to share what He has accomplished in our lives. He calls us all to spread the Good News of salvation.

Are you following God's calling????

Living fearlessly


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