Tuesday, July 1, 2008

Devotion for the day...

Hi all...

I got this today in my inbox for my daily devotion. I thought it was beautiful and thought-provoking, expecially the part where it asks, "Is anyone in heaven because of you?"

Hope it touches you as much as it did me...

Each of us has a life message that God wants us to share with the world. Sharing the message is part of our lifes mission. When we share that message with other people, its called witnessing.
There is great power in group witness. Just like a soldier is never sent out by himself, God never meant for us to do our mission alone. He says we should go out together to witness.
In fact, God says that we witness best to people who dont know God when we love others who are already in Gods family. In John 13, Jesus tells us that our love for each other proves to the world that we are his disciples. People are impressed when Christians genuinely love each other. It proves to the world that they are in the family of God.
In 2 Timothy 1:7, were told how we are supposed to witness to people: For God did not give us a spirit of timidity, but a spirit of power, of love and self-discipline (NIV).
Have you been timid and fearful in your witness? Gods answer to fear is community, having other Christians stand alongside you in witness.
Seriously consider this question: Is anybody going to be in heaven because of you? If you work together to witness alongside other Christians, youll be able to say, Yes! Somebodys in heaven because of me.
Philippians 1:27 says, I will know that you stand firm in one spirit, contending as one man for the faith of the gospel (NIV).
Do you witness with other Christians in one spirit when youre so unified that its almost like youre one person? This is the kind of relationship God wants us to have with our fellow Christians. We all need each other. God wants to use us to witness for him, but he wants us to do it together!

Have a blessed day!!
Love Chell x


Nancy Face said...

Yes, it IS beautiful and thought provoking! :)

Unknown said...

what a beautiful and inspiring thought, chell. thanks for sharing!

aurora said...

What a lovely thought, Chell. Thanks for posting it.

Megan said...

wow that made me stop for just 5 minutes and think. i love that when i take a moment to relfect and look inside of myself. it is too easy to get caught up in our own lives and not look around at other people. love your blog! thanks.

Chellie said...

So glad you posted that. I completely enjoyed it.

You're awesome.

catbomb said...

that's lovely. i know you said on my blog that it was great that I have a passion for fashion but i think having a passion for christ i 1000 times better! :) xx