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Don't Grow Complacent

Do not be slothful in zeal, be fervent in spirit, serve the Lord.

Romans 12:11
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Have you ever listened to someone share their testimony about the big way God saved their lives and you thought, “My story isn’t that big of a deal compared to theirs”? Maybe their story had a more visible transformation, but your transformation is just as much of a miracle. No matter the sin, Jesus came to save us all from it. When you began a relationship with him, you were given eternal life with God! That’s a story worth telling.

As you grow with God, don’t be ashamed of the work he’s doing in your life. Tell somebody!

I am not ashamed of the gospel, for it is the power of God for salvation to everyone who believes, to the Jew first and also to the Greek. Romans 1:16

Your story matters. Don’t believe the lie that you shouldn’t share how God saved you because someone else has a “better” story. We need to hear it.

They have conquered him by the blood of the Lamb and by the word of their testimony, for they loved not their lives even unto death. Revelation 12:11

Stand up for what you believe in. The world will never fully understand the way we live, but that’s because we live in a way Jesus taught and not by the standards of the world. It’s okay. May the world see Jesus by the way you live!

You are the light of the world. A city set on a hill cannot be hidden. Matthew 5:14

When you are questioning your faith, lean on the help of other followers of Jesus. We can pick each other up and remind each other what’s true.

Therefore encourage one another and build one another up, just as you are doing. 1 Thessalonians 5:11

Tell Somebody

You have been empowered by God to carry his gospel to the ends of this earth. It’s not a job too big for you. In fact, Jesus told us that even faith the size of a mustard seed can move mountains (Matthew 17:20). So, when you’re thinking you’re not good enough, not skilled enough, or not qualified to share your faith, remember that God works through the most unlikely people.

When you’re doubting if you should keep following him, open your Bible. Read about the way he worked through Paul. Follow his ministry throughout the book of John. Study the way he never left Job. He is faithful through the good and the bad. Tell somebody!


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Does talking about Jesus come naturally to you? Who could you talk to this week and share a story about what Jesus has done for you lately?

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Yes, talking about Jesus comes naturally to me. Also, the way I live is different from the world and people see that too. Actually this weekend I have a dinner date with a neighbor and I am going to share my testimony with him.

Hi Rebecca: I think that often times our best form of witness is how we live our life. The way I live my life now at 63 has changed drastically from when I was in my 20’s and following my own wants and desires. Praise God for seeing me through to this beautiful side of life with Him. May your evening be blessed with your neighbor and the opportunity to share your story with him.

Yes, talking about Jesus comes naturally sometimes. I will be sharing my testimony with several women this evening on Zoom.

Hi Glenee: I do notice times when I have no hesitation to share my faith, and I’ve realized more often that when I fail to take the opportunity to do so that I have regret that I held back. Enjoy your evening and I pray your testimony will be a welcome inspiration to all who hear.

It is becoming easier the more time I spend in the word. I am starting a new journey this week that God has paved and I can tell people about his faithfulness and timing.

Good morning Ashley: I agree. Time spent reading and pondering God’s Word strengthens my faith and my confidence in sharing. I pray your new journey will fill your spirit with joy and new reasons to praise Him.

Talking about Jesus does come naturally to me to a point. I love to talk about Him with other Jesus followers, and most of the people in my life know that I follow Him. It’s easy for me to tell others when He has answered my prayers or when I’m truly relying on Him during a difficult time. Most recently, the Holy Spirit spoke to my spirit to remind me that "worrying dishonors God". I am going through a difficult time with my adult daughter and needed to be reminded that I am to simply trust God to watch over and love her as His child, and that by worrying about her I am basically telling the Lord that I don’t believe Him when He says He will care for her. God is my hope, my healer, my Father.

Yes I love talking about Jesus as much as I can especially if someone is interested in hearing! I especially love sharing powerful stories from my life. I can share with my friends. Once in awhile I share with strangers especially if it just fits in the conversation

Yes and no… I used to follow the Holy Spirit’s nudge and talk when encouraged to do so. Now, I feel like I’m less likely to do so in front of non Christians. I have someone in mind and will plan to share with her.

Yes and no, if the conversation leads to it I will share. I was just talking with a sister in Christ this evening and shared with her some of what is going on in my life right now.

Age 28 surrended
Age 43 painful divorce
Age 67 graduated from DTS
Now 80 retired and full of Gratefulness for all the
Challenges and blessings the Lord continues with a strong presence. Thankful for the cross tattoo I got on my hand that was done in my 70’s as a result of a misssion trip to Egypt. Always asked about it. A special witnessing tool. Blessings to all my IF friends!

May Lewis Owen, you are an inspiration! Like Jill Briscoe, you are following Jesus and carrying your cross all the way home. Thanks for sharing your testimony.

Sometimes. When I am close to Him it’s easier to talk about what He is doing in my life. If I have drifted from Him it’s harder to be authentic and tell about what he’s done. Our verse from yesterday was a great reminder that my sister shared with me recently about draw near to Him and He will draw near to you. Wen I feel far from God it is not Him who moved, it’s me trying to do things on my own. This pandemic has taught me now, more than ever, that I am not in control. God doesn’t want us to have fear. He gave us the Holy Spirit to give mus power, love and a sound mind. The world needs to hear about Jesus now more than ever. As someone said it is easier to share with other believers. I recently shared a quote from a rubber stamp with both known believers and people who I wasn’t sure if they believed. "Faith is seeing light with your heart when all your eyes see is darkness." Look for the light and it you can’t seem to find it then be the light for others to see Jesus.

I think it easier than it used to be. I’m stepping more into that confidence to do so! I’m going to talk with a friend that is a believer that I’ve been working on connecting with.

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