Encouragement for your daily walk with God
Today’s eDevotion is intended to be a “praise report” of sorts. It comes from an update that I get from Open Doors Ministry. At one of their seminars held in Central Asia, people mostly from Muslim backgrounds shared their testimonies. Most of them said they had been following Christ for nine years. When asked about that, they said that nine years earlier, there was a vicious religious war in their villages, which caused them to follow Christ for the following reasons:
LOVE - Jesus of the Bible teaches and exemplifies love and compassion.
WORSHIP - They were attracted to the Christian love of singing and worshipping God with praise and joy!
FORGIVENESS - Jesus shows how to forgive our enemies; feed them and give them water to drink.
JESUS’ LIFE - Jesus’ teachings and His example are very attractive.
WOMEN - Jesus holds women in high esteem.
FAITH - Jesus claims to be the way, truth and life. Salvation in Christ is by faith alone. No works or rituals or rules can save us.
TRUTH - The Gospel of Jesus Christ is “Good News” because He is the Truth. The Gospel is based on Truth.
LIBERTY - Christian expression is based on freedom and liberty in Christ. The Bible teaches the basis for such liberty.
What a testimony! If someone were to asked you “Why are you following Christ,” what would you say?
Jesus told him, “I am the way, the truth, and the life. No one can come to the Father except through me. John 14.6