Meditation

03/18/2020

He put a new song in my mouth, and hymn of praise to our God. Many will see and fear and put their trust in the Lord.” (Psalm 40:3)

Our own redemption puts a new son in our mouths, yet not from our doing, but from our Lord in heaven. Out of hearts of gratitude and love for God, we share our witness to others.

The consequence is, many will “see and fear” and therefore come to trust Jesus Christ, as we have done. Our testimony shared in love, not a “hammer,” is powerful in winning others hearts and minds.

PRAYER FOR THE DAY:

Precious Abba, I have seen and I am quite others have as well, that some people feel that they must somehow “force” others to accept the message of eternal salvation, but in truth this is just not true. Those of us who have been called by You received a calls of love and understanding and this is what catches the attention of those who may be seeking You. We are to give a witness or testimony of our own lives and the experience that we went through and then let others respond. There may be questions that come up for us to answer, but are never to force anyone to do anything. Jesus modeled love with His encounters with people and gave them real life examples of our to live our own lives, but He was modeling that behavior already. Given in love, people will have a desire to want a relationship with God through Jesus Christ. It is in His name we that we pray. Amen.

THOUGHT OF THE DAY:

Exercise daily—-walk and talk with the Lord, and then listen to Him.

KNOWING GOD:

Be wise in the way you act toward outsiders; make the most of every opportunity. Let your conversation be always full of grace, seasoned with salt, so that yo may know how to answer everyone.” (Colossians4:56)

Take the high road for your conversation, says Paul. Everyone is edified, and such a route indicates the quality of your relationship with God. Gracious language shows more care for others than for self, seasoned language is mature, thoughtful, and helpful.

A godly life leaves a clear testimony for Jesus Christ that will open doors of opportunity to share the gospel of Christ. We should so live and seize those witnessing opportunities, beloved.

I AM:

You became imitators of us and of the Lord; in spite of severe suffering, you welcomed the message with the joy given by the Holy Spirit. And so you became a model to all the believers in Macedonia and Achaia. The Lord’s message rand out from you not only in Macedonia and Achaia—-your faith in God has become known everywhere. Therefore we do not need to say anything about it.” (1st Thessalonians 1:68)

The Thessalonians had a marvelous testimony of Christ. It rang out far and wide because they had learned well to live and witness through Paul’s example. God calls witnesses to be examples to others even in suffering. In truth, the way you handle situations and stress are greater examples than those of joyous times, because we must become intentional about our witness and this lesson the Thessalonians learned well.

Second Thought of the Day:

Now the crowd that was with him when he called Lazarus from the tomb and raise him from the dead continued to spread the word. Many people, because they ha heard that he had given this miraculous sign, went out to meet him. So the Pharisees said to one another, ‘See, this is getting us nowhere. Look how the whole world has gone after him!’ (John 12:17-19)

Jesus’ miracle works had great power to convince others and bring them to faith. Testimony to Christ and His saving grace is powerful in any age and is a part of evangelism.

Such testimony disturbs those who oppose the Lord, as it did the Pharisees. God still shows His miraculous power to support His witnessing people. Amen?!

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