“Be still, and know that I am God; I will be exalted among the nations, I will be exalted in the earth.” (Psalm 46:10 – God’s Provision of Salvation)
God is exalted. When people see the Lord for who He is, He will be exalted; and they will fall at His feet, accepting His wonderful salvation. Evangelism is telling people who God is and what He has provided for them in and through Jesus Christ.
PRAYER FOR THE DAY:
Precious Abba, You have given us Your Word in order that we would study it and learn more about You and how we are to bring praises for Your Name and joy into our hearts. Jesus was the next step, to be able to read Your Word and understand it. Today, we ask that whenever we open Your Word, that You will open up the meaning of in the words and touch our minds and hearts to take it all in, fully coming to feel the full meaning of how we are to take Your Word to others and to take Jesus’ model of living out our daily lives, witnessing to other people of all You have done on our behalf. Today we continue to pray troops serving in the conflict between Russia and Ukraine, that a peaceful solution might be found and let the fighting be silenced. We also pray for those who are suffering in body, mind, and/or spirit, with friends, family, for those we don’t know. Amen
THOUGHT OF THE DAY:
“Beloved, if you make money and/or wealth your God, it will hound you like the Devil!”
“As you have been an object of cursing among the nations, O Judah and Israel, so will I save you, and you will be a blessing. Do not be afraid, but let your hands be strong.” (Zechariah 8:13 – God’s Provision of Salvation)
God has plans to bless His people even when they appear to be cursed. God’s provision of salvation is not limited to one particular people. He plans to use His people to reach all the nations. Even in troubled times, we are called to be strong in the evangelistic work.
“And you are heirs of the prophets and of the covenant God made with your fathers” (Acts 3:253:25 – God’s Provision of Salvation)
The grand design of salvation began in God’s gracious provision. The Lord God made a covenant with Abraham, thus creating the particular race (the Jews) through whom Jesus Christ, the Savior, would come. Salvation always emerges out of the wisdom, power, action, and grace of a loving God. He alone is the provider of redemption offered to all, but too few accept it.
2ND THOUGHT OF THE DAY:
“Many of the people of Israel will he bring back to the Lord their God. And he will go on before the Lord, in the spirit and power of Elijah, to turn the hearts of the fathers to their children and the disobedient to the wisdom of the righteous—-to make ready a people prepared for the Lord.” (Luke 1:16-17 – God’s Provision of Salvation)
The coming of Christ was God’s provision of salvation. That divine act included the coming of the forerunner of our Lord, John the Baptist. In the spirit of Elijah, John came to call people to repentance to prepare them for Jesus’ coming. Thus in that sense he becomes something of the pattern of how we are to evangelize today. I pray this is understood and that people will openly begin taking responsibility on their own shoulders, to prepare others by witnessing what has been done for you, and that you want to share this preparation with them. God will provide all of your needs, as you already have the Holy Spirit to speak to them with.