This post follows on from the call I made to you in Evanglism – the medium *is* the message in which I encourage you to seek Jesus to become like Him and to walk like Him and to have the same relationship with our Father as He had.
I imagine this is the effect of salvation in your life, when you received Him into your life and committed your life to His keeping. Plop! A drop of water was placed in you.
And if you walked with Him, it grew into a ripple that began to touch those around you
And the ripples grew wider over many years
And the ripples into other people’s lives became stronger (perseverance produces character) as you went through growth and resistance from others and challenges from your own mind and body – in this way your strength, knowledge and reliance on Him grew
Pretty soon people began to see something beautiful in you – and you know that it’s not you they are seeing! They see life. Love. A certain kind of joy even when you are struggling. They begin to ask where your joy comes from, they ask you for prayer, they want to spend time with you. If you talk about Jesus or about the bible, they listen.
It took a long time for the Holy Spirit to prepare you, but don’t feel discouraged because it took 30 years to prepare Jesus! Yes it took a while, but you’re now making the impact that Jesus and Paul were talking about. YOU ARE THE MESSAGE. You’re a son of God, walking as Jesus did, your life speaks it’s own tale to people. People see hope in you, they see life. They see an alternative to the money-obsessed life that they are used to.
No longer are we giving them empty promises, we’re healing them, we’re the living proof of Jesus’ promises.
In you the people see hope of a better life and of life eternal. They see Christ has formed in you. Hallelujah!