I once had an older Christian tell me how she "witnessed" to her unsaved nephew and his wife who happened to be staying at her home. When come in late from their "carousing" she would be in the living room, sitting in her rocking chair, facing the front door with the Bible on her lap. Giving them the stink eye for Jesus, she thought, would convict them. (The sad reality is that she was asleep when they came home and probably thought, "The Bible must be boring if it makes autie fall asleep every night).
What's your picture of Jesus? Is he waiting for you with the stink eye and with those guilt ridden questions, "Where have you been?" "Why haven't you been spending time with me?" "What is wrong with you?"
Or do you picture the Jesus of the New Testament, always happy to see you and saying, "Come to me, you who are weary....(Matt 11:28-30)."
Which Jesus do you want to spend time with? Which Jesus do you want to come home to?
1. Pray - take a moment to thank God for today and ask for His help to follow Jesus.
2. Read slowly a paragraph or more in the NT and ponder its meaning
3. THIS ONE IS DIFFERENT - Share, if you feel led: What you learned and/or what God is up to in your life and/or what you'd like the group to pray for.
I can plod. I can persevere in any definite pursuit. To this I owe everything.
- William Carey
My name is Tim Kirkes. I am honored to be the a child of my heavenly Father, the husband of Lisa, the father of two boys and the pastor of San Dimas Wesleyan church.