THE STORY OF JESUS: Mark 13:9-13
“And the gospel must first be preached to all nations.” (Mark 13:10)
Apparently Jesus needs us for a job: to let people know the good news.
Jesus’ followers (not just ministers) are sent to share the kingdom message.
The Lord uses our presence in this dark world to spread the word.
Our job is not to convert or convince, our job is to witness.
He will speak through us, His Spirit will do the converting and convincing.
“It is not you speaking, but the Holy Spirit.” (Mark 13:11)
Think about the people you speak with today, no matter who they are.
Consider how Jesus’ message of love, joy and peace could help them.
Grace, mercy, forgiveness, hope, comfort, strength… who DOESN’T need this.
Our world is screwed up big time, but Jesus has beaten the devil.
There is strength for today, and bright hope for tomorrow!
Allow the Spirit to bring strength and hope through your words and actions.
Offer words and acts of kindness energized by the Spirit, and see what happens!
Persevere, even if it gets hard: Jesus guarantees His Spirit will work through us!
What do you sense the Lord saying to you?
Lord, help me to see the kingdom impact of words and deeds of love and mercy. Your Spirit will take the message to all people, if I surrender my hands and mouth to You!