Encouragement for your daily walk with God
I was talking with a contractor one day and he told me (tongue-in-cheek) that he would like to build a church without a roof so that God can “come down” to the congregation. “That’s a great idea,” I said. Then, I continued (also tongue-in-cheek), “I’d rather build one with no walls so that people can go out!”
That is the missing element from many teachings. How are we to respond to the truth we receive in church? We love hearing about what God has done and is doing in the world, but we often lose interest when it comes to steps we need to take now that we have heard the truth.
The professor of the “Personal Evangelism” class I took in Bible College was fond of saying, “The Gospel has come to you because it’s on its way to someone else.”
There’s a lot of truth there. The truth, the message of Christ should never stop with the receiver. On the contrary, it should be a call to arms, prompting the receiver to action.
As you experience God in your life, let that experience translate into the action of taking the Gospel out. Share with others the amazing news of Jesus Christ that you’ve experienced in your own life!
So, being affectionately desirous of you, we were ready to share with you not only the gospel of God but also our own selves, because you had become very dear to us. 1 Thessalonians 2.8