Meditation

07/26/2022

As for the foreigner who does not belong to your people Israel but has come from a distant land because of your great name and your mighty hand and your outstretched arm—-when he come and prays toward this temple, then hear from heaven, your dwelling placed, and do whatever the foreigner asks of ou, so that all the people of the earth may know your name and fear you, as do your own people Israel, and may know that this house I have built hears your Name.” (2nd Chronicles 6:32-33 – Personal Evangelism)

Regardless of race, color, ethnic origin, or any human difference, all people are to hear our word of witness. God loves all and wants to include in His kingdom all who will turn to Him. They will hear of God’s “great name” and be drawn to Him as we personally share Jesus Christ with them. Then we are to include them in the family of God and accept them as brothers and sisters. Personal witnessing to all is essential to vital evangelism. It rings true to others, because your story can or could be their own story or like them.

PRAYER FOR THE DAY:

Precious Abba, we pray for all who have heard to call to them, but they know not what to do or where to start. Let the Holy Spirit guide them to a Christian that can give their personal witness or story of their own call, and help them to fulfill theirs, as well. 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:

Remember, ever person is guilty of all the good we did not do!”

KNOWING GOD:

The Lord has vindicated us; come, let us tell in Zion what the Lord our God has done.” (Jeremiah 51:10 – Personal Evangelism)

God’s people share their personal testimonies or witnesses to encourage other to worship God and participate in His salvation. The returning exiles were to share their deliverance and freedom from Babylon. We share our deliverance and freedom in Christ Jesus.

I AM:

I pray that you may be active in sharing your faith, so that yo will have a full understanding of every good thing we have in Christ.” (Philemon 1:6 – Personal Evangelism)

Paul wanted Philemon to be active in sharing his faith. In that way he would mature in the faith and deepen as a believer. To do personal evangelism is a great strength to one’s own personal faith as well a a means to lead others into the faith. Our faith matures, as we share our faith with others. It doesn’t change as much as it becomes stronger through our own understanding of the depth of our faith, otherwise, it is likened to a parrot repeating the same message over and over. The message in that sense, has little depth, because we have not continued to seek our Lord’s help in understanding the true depth of what He has done in calling us to witness to others.

2ND THOUGHT OF THE DAY:

He came as a witness to testify concerning that light, so that through him all men might believe. He himself was not the light;he came only as a witness to the light. The true light that gives light to every man was coming into the world.” (John 1:7-9 – Personal Evangelism)

John illustrated personal witnessing. Despite his own power and popularity, he pointed people to Christ and away from himself. He sought to bring people to believe in Christ. This Gospel has a marked preference for the word “believe.” The word is found in almost every chapter in some form or another. John the Baptist bore witness to Jesus Christ as the “Light of the world,” that persons might believe in Him. The Jewish people were reluctant to believe in Jesus. Those who did believe in Him, He made sons and daughters of God. Nathaniel believe in Jesus because Jesus saw him under the fig tree. We should believe in Him because He is the way to God and eternal life.

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