Thursday, March 22, 2018

Community News 3/22/18

Day 4 of Week 3: When Necessary

Ephesians 5:18, Colossians 3:16

Spiritual Preparation

When seeking to be a witness for Christ, it’s important you are spiritually prepared for whoever and whatever God places in your life. Today, let’s take a moment to spiritually prepare ourselves for our mission.

It is vital as we go into any ministry opportunity that we be rejuvenated with the Spirit, which we receive at salvation. However, maintaining vibrancy comes through spiritual disciplines of prayer and reading the Word. I know that when I’ve neglected to pray or read because of “busyness” I feel drained and distant from God. It’s why it’s important we place the highest priority in praying and studying Scripture each day. Do this and you’ll be ready and equipped for the people God brings into your path.

Ephesians 5 says that we are to be filled with the Spirit, a continual work that the literal meaning “be filled” describes. Colossians 3 serves as a parallel by showing the Word must dwell within us. Don’t neglect to refresh yourself through times of devotion in the presence of God. This is easily one of the most important things, if not the most, you could ever do in your life. In fact, you can never have too much prayer or time in the Word!

Along with prayer and study, pray for opportunities to meet people and talk about Christ. Pray for open doors to share your testimony with others. If you ask God for these opportunities, He will provide them!

Adapted From: Authentic Witnessing in Today’s World - You Version