“But my life is worth nothing to me unless I use it for finishing the work assigned me by the Lord Jesus—the work of telling others the Good News about the wonderful grace of God.”Acts 20:24
Paul keeps up his frantic traveling schedule throughout Asia. Each stop he makes he teaches to as people as he can as often as he is able.
And Paul loves to preach!
Have you ever sat through a lecture or sermon wondering if it would ever end? Or fell asleep during said lecture/sermon?
If so, be thankful you were most likely sitting in a chair/pew.
Eutychus was listening to Paul teach one evening when Paul was on a roll. He kept teaching well into the night for so long Eutychus fell asleep. Now this normally would not be an issue except for the fact that Eutychus was sitting in a window. He fell out of that window while sleeping to the ground below.
Paul raced down to be with Eutychus and by the Holy Spirit brought him back to life. (I have a feeling not much of what Paul taught was remembered after that)
Paul could not help himself from telling everyone he could about Jesus Christ. He went on and on for hours at a time making sure that people knew the full story about Jesus. He did not leave unless he knew the young faiths would continue to grow in maturity. This is why he trained people like Timothy to stay in cities to continue the teachings.
Paul lived his life fully for Jesus Christ. He teaches each one of us how one’s whole life can be for the Lord. It does not matter whatever your career may be. What matters is how you work in that career, how you interact with others at work or in your personal life.
As followers of Jesus Christ we share the Gospel with our whole lives. We tell in sharing why we love Jesus. We share it when we serve our neighbor out of love. We display it whenever we share blessings with others freely as we received.
Paul may have travelled all over telling as many people as he could about Jesus. You may stay in your hometown for decades but you can still share your faith with many people. Think about all the people you encounter throughout your day. How many know you are a follower of Jesus? Do they know the reason why you love Him?
You are a missionary for God. You are sent into your world to serve & share the Gospel of Jesus Christ. Re-solve how you interact with others so that they see Jesus through you. Be resolved that you have God of Heaven with you by the Holy Spirit to speak the words and take the actions so all may know.
A piece of advice if you’re sharing your faith story just be sure no one is sitting in an open window sill.
This Week’s Challenge
Make a list of people you typically encounter in your week. Pray for those who do not have faith in Jesus. Seek to see how God is leading you to share your faith story with him/her.