Acts 4:20 “For we cannot but speak the things which we have seen and heard.”
For all the talk of the non existence of God, there is an over abundance of evidence!
Psalm 19:1 “To the chief Musician, A Psalm of David. The heavens declare the glory of God; and the firmament sheweth his handywork.”
Psalm 50:6 “And the heavens shall declare his righteousness: for God is judge himself. Selah.”
Psalm 97:6 “The heavens declare his righteousness, and all the people see his glory.”
1 Timothy 3:16 “And without controversy great is the mystery of godliness: God was manifest in the flesh, justified in the Spirit, seen of angels, preached unto the Gentiles, believed on in the world, received up into glory.”
Just in scripture alone, you can find that He is in nature, the stars, science…
Colossians 1:16-17 “For by him were all things created, that are in heaven, and that are in earth, visible and invisible, whether they be thrones, or dominions, or principalities, or powers: all things were created by him, and for him: And he is before all things, and by him all things consist.”
Consist – simply put; all things are held together by God. But most interesting and quite undisputable, is the utter transformation of a life.
In the Book of Acts, we find that Peter, James and John had come upon a beggar and healed him. Promptly, the beggar went walking, leaping and praising God for the miraculous healing that just took place.
You see, when people are brought into contact with the God of Heaven, things happen! Lives are changed and transformed. Relationships restored. Purpose reborn and once that fire starts, it is up to us, the church, to keep it burning.
Today, you will meet people in your church, shake their hands and ask congenially how they are doing. Most often, we don’t share our needs, pray with others or hear the Holy Spirit’s prompting that they need comfort, healing or counsel. We are social and surface conversation never meets the true need of their heart.
What if we would testify to one another of the wonderful things God has done this week? If we met someone and God’s divine appointment was for us to lead that one to be born again? If we took the time to ask how we could help, something in their life to pray over? And then sincerely, pray. Pray that their needs would be met, their hearts comforted, God’s healing given and light shown on paths that seem dark. Then, invite them into a community of believers to find love and acceptance.
When the reality of God is told of in the churches, others will see and believe.
Psalm 107:2 “Let the redeemed of the LORD say so, whom he hath redeemed from the hand of the enemy;”
Let those of us who name the name of Jesus Christ tell of the wondrous things He has done for us. Genuinely, sincerely, and with the intent to glorify Him above all!