Tuesday, April 12, 2011

why we are here


Acts 8:4-8

Those who had been scattered preached the word wherever they went. Philip went down to a city in Samaria and proclaimed the Messiah there. When the crowds heard Philip and saw the signs he performed, they all paid close attention to what he said. For with shrieks, impure spirits came out of many, and many who were paralyzed or lame were healed. So there was great joy in that city.

I believe that as Christians, myself included, we tend to neglect our our sole mission and purpose on this earth. I feel like a talk about this a lot, but more than anything I have a burden on my heart to share Christ and encourage you girls to preach His Word. In the beginning chapters of Acts, Luke writes about a revival in Jerusalem at Pentecost. Before they began sharing Christ, there were 121 believers (Acts 1:15). Later that day, 3,000 believers were added to their number. Once again, there number grew to almost 5,000 in Acts 4:4.
As I've been reading through the book of Acts, I can help but that how amazing that is that they reached so many people. 5,000 people accepted Christ in a matter of days? That seems almost impossible! What was their secret? How did they do that?
These men didn't have an elaborate plan to reach these people for Christ. They simply answered God's calling and preached the Word. I really do think that if we will step out of our comfort zones and simply share our faith with others around us, we will see a revival in our families, our towns, our cities, our states, our provinces, our countries, and our nations. Will you answer God's calling on your life? Will you make a difference?

God's Word tells us in Proverbs 11:30 that, "The fruit of the righteous is a tree of life, and he who wins souls is wise."

When we share Christ with people and win souls for God's Kingdom, we will be given wisdom. And with wisdom, we will grow spiritually and become more like Christ. It's an all around good thing. (: It's hard, it's nerve-wracking, it's scary; but we can do it. Take a stand for Christ today, share Jesus with someone who's lost. Don't miss that opportunity God has placed in your life to win a soul.

In His Love,

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