Thursday, September 15, 2011

Spread the Gospel wherever you can and if you have to, use words! Act 1:8

Good morning everyone,
Much of the time when you think of witnessing, you might think that you have to say something profound!  You might think that you have to say a lot in order to get the job done.  Pastor Bro. said at the 911 anniversary event that we are instructed to spread the Gospel whenever and wherever we can and if we have to, use words!  I feel as though that is so true!  If you really think about it, much of who we are is lived out in our actions, not in the words we say.  In Acts 1:8, Jesus says, 'But you will receive power when the Holy Spirit comes on you; and you will be My witnesses in Jerusalem, and in all Judea and Samaria, and to the ends of the earth.'  If we are really honest, most of us freak out at the thought of witnessing.  Yet this verse is so comforting when we think about where we get our 'power!'  It is not something you can do on your own.  It is the enveloping of the Holy Spirit!  Once the Holy Spirit has a hold of you, nothing can stop that power and we should be confident in how we trust our Savior!  He doesn't give you timidity with half knowing what to do when He fills you up.  He gives you what you need and so much more!  He wants us to spread compassion more than anything else that He has given you the ability to do.  Compassion is not difficult to live out if we truly  believe Philippians 4:12-13.  First of all the apostle Paul suffered greatly.  At times he had much; at times he had very little.  Through it all he said, 'I know how to be brought low, and I know how to abound.  In any and every circumstance, I have learned the secret of facing plenty and hunger, abundance and need.  I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me.'  Remember that you can witness greatly by showing compassion to your brother and sister and you really never have to say a word!
Your brother in Christ,

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