Acts 28:30-31 “And Paul dwelt two whole years in his own hired house, and received all that came in unto him, Preaching the kingdom of God, and teaching those things which concern the Lord Jesus Christ, with all confidence, no man forbidding him.”
Has he gone mad?
You say; “There is no 29th chapter in the Book of Acts!”
I beg to differ – we are living it today.
God saw fit to keep record of those first early Christians and the opportunities where they were used to see people come to believe the Savior of whom they testified. Others were recorded to have taken the gospel to the many far reaches of the earth.
Now, in this day and age, what would be recorded of you and your church?
Would it tell of the sacrificial giving for missions to go worldwide and tell all nations as we’ve been commanded?
Could it be written of the passion and desire that drew many together to pray for the Holy Spirit’s guidance, power and fullness?
Would we be able to read of the healings, the conversions and the power of darkness thwarted because the church rose up to be Christ-like in their community?
Could we write of the protection given God’s people as they traveled from house to house to witness; to disciple the saved and be light in the darkness?
Would it document the generosity of God’s people to care for the poor; the needy, the homeless; the abused; the addicted, and those called to carry the gospel to foreign mission fields?
When you and I are attentive to the work of God in our lives on a daily basis and acknowledge that He sees and knows every thought, every movement, every word; we must take heed. Heed to the eternal weight of what today might be for those whose lives we touch.
Yesterday is in the history books. Tomorrow is only in God’s knowledge. Today is all we have to live out the commands we know we’ve been given.
Living in light of eternity helps us to comprehend just how we can affect each meeting, each encounter, each relationship.
There are historians who follow royalty around recording their movements and their words for posterity.
We are children of the King of Kings.
Let us let what is said and seen of us today be glorifying to our Heavenly Father!