Weekly devotional

Weekly Devotional

 

Week of April 15 - April 21


Opening Prayer:

God who gives me faith, I pray today that Your Holy Spirit would be at work in my life in such a powerful way that it would be something I have to share.  Let me begin my day by thinking of the people I might meet.  Prepare me in advance to invite them to come to know Jesus.  Give me the assurance to know that I am not trying to change anyone, I am simply trying to lead them to You.  Let me, both inside and outside the walls of the church, be courageously inviting.  Amen

Daily Scripture Readings:

Monday         Matthew 28:16-20
Tuesday         1 Peter 3:15
Wednesday    Romans 1:12
Thursday        Colossians 4:5-6
Friday             Romans 10:14-15
Saturday        Philemon 4-7
Sunday           Acts 2:42-47

Reading:

Maybe you’re afraid to share your faith because you don’t know what to say. Or maybe you’re sharing the Gospel but nothing is happening; people aren’t committing their lives to Christ.  Are you doing something wrong?

You can’t open someone’s heart to the truth of the Gospel—but God can, by His Spirit. The Apostle Paul wasn’t eloquent, but God used him because he depended on the Holy Spirit to guide him (see 1 Corinthians 2:1-5). God guided many others in the Bible as well—like Moses, who at first asked God to get someone else to lead the Israelites to the Promised Land, or Jonah, who didn’t think the wicked Ninevites deserved God’s mercy and tried to run the other way.

Remember that God does not call the equipped; He equips the called—and as Christians, we are all called to share what Christ has done.  Some of Christ’s last words on earth were, “Go and make disciples of all nations” (Matthew 28:19). Sharing our faith isn’t just a suggestion, it’s a command.  And God is with us when we obey Him.

-From BillyGraham.org

Questions:

“Am I intentional about inviting people to come to know Jesus?”   

“What is one thing I could do this week to ‘Be the Church’?”