THE STORY OF JESUS: Acts 5:17-26
“Go… and tell the people all about this new life.” (Acts 5:20)
As a Jesus follower, I claim to have new life in Christ.
And I am encouraged to tell other people about this new life.
Do I tell others about the idea of new life – the facts of Jesus?
Or do I tell others about my experience of new life – how I am changed.
Sharing my ideas about Jesus and new life won’t convince anyone.
Our world is filled with competing ideas, all claiming to be true.
Granted, we also believe the Spirit works through our speaking.
But we also believe the Spirit works in us, to change us.
We cannot and should not share ideas, without also the experience.
Do I experience a new kind of life, the fruit of Jesus’s Spirit in me?
Do I have more love, more peace, more joy, more patience, etc. in me?
Is Jesus in/with me transforming me to live with/like/for Him?
Today I want to focus on this, on how I am experiencing this new life?
The more love, joy and peace I have, the easier it will be to tell others.
What do you sense the Lord saying to you?
Lord, I don’t just want to know about, or talk about You. I want to KNOW You, and to SHOW You, so that others can experience You too!