THE STORY OF JESUS: Acts 18:9-17
“Do not be afraid; keep on speaking, do not be silent.” (Acts 18:9)
As a Jesus follower, I enjoy speaking about Jesus.
Not being preachy, but sharing with those who are open.
My one hesitation – or fear – is talking about Jesus unasked.
Is it fear of rejection, or fear of being viewed as a religious nut?
“For I am with you…” (Acts 18:10) – can I count on this too?
Do I sense that the Lord is at work around me, also in who I meet each day?
The Lord is setting me up each day to share Him with others.
Every conversation can be an opportunity, if I listen and look for it.
Not everyone will accept it, but that is not my issue.
Some will, and these ones would miss out if I remained silent.
I don’t have to say much, even just saying the Name of Jesus has power.
Like a Trojan horse, Jesus’s Name slipped in can breach the defenses.
I am encouraged to resist my fears, and to see the Lord at work around me!
Focus on Jesus with me, as I speak with others about Him.
What do you sense the Lord saying to you?
Lord, when I focus on my fears, I sink. When I focus on You, the possibilities increase. I choose to focus on You!