On Saturday night I watched a documentary called ‘Father of Lights’ that through film captures God at work in people’s lives around the world. It shows prominent gang leaders being transformed on the spot by God’s grace. It shows a powerful witch doctor being taken captive by fear in the presence of God as an Indian pastor shows up at his house to share Christ with him. It shows a family who is wrecked by God’s powerful love that goes and literally sells all their possessions and moves with their young kids to China by faith to share His love with the least of these – special needs orphans.
It shows a man going along the streets and just walking up to people to pray for them and to share the love of Jesus with them. It shows Muslims and Hindu priests being changed and transformed by the presence of God and His amazing love. What’s awesome is that if you are a child of God then you are a walking billboard of God’s transforming power. In you and me lives God’s very Spirit and we are conduits of life changing love to the people all around us. All we have to do is step out in faith today and open our mouths and share about Jesus and His awesome love and forgiveness….and then watch God do the rest.
Take a moment and read in 1 Corinthians 5 today about the ministry that God has given us in Christ:
’14 Whatever we do, it is because Christ’s love controls us. Since we believe that Christ died for everyone, we also believe that we have all died to the old life we used to live. 15 He died for everyone so that those who receive his new life will no longer live to please themselves………’
’18 All this newness of life is from God, who brought us back to himself through what Christ did. And God has given us the task of reconciling people to him. 19 For God was in Christ, reconciling the world to himself, no longer counting people’s sins against them. This is the wonderful message he has given us to tell others.’
May God speak loudly through your life and words today to a world that desperately needs His touch!