Today’s principle focus is on being an active witness to God and His Word.
Scripture of the day:You will be his witness to all men of what you have seen and heard. Acts 22:15
Today’s Positive Words of Affirmation and Encouraging Words to Live By: “Today I will represent Christ in an active and forthcoming way. I will display my love for Jesus as a witness, opening up in my beliefs and convictions to others.”
Where do I see myself on a scale of 1-10 in the area of “Active Witnessing”? 9 Where do you see yourself in the area of “Active Witnessing”?
What a glorious time we live in, a time in which we can represent Jesus Christ so visibly and out in the open. T-shirts, bumper stickers, window stickers, pants, hats… you name it! We have even seen Christ represented in movies, T.V. shows and advertisements. Last August (09), the Lord even showed me the Genesis 2:25 Logo T-shirt, which represents “wholeness in Christ and men + women in marriage”. I, with the Lord’s lead, have become very excited about His whole message (as you know), and in turn we have created the web-site and other materials in order to better promote it.
“Marriage… it isn’t just a good thing, it’s a GOD thing!”
Of course this is has all been very intimidating, taking a stand for men and women marriage, and attempting to do it in love. I have never been anti-anyone, the whole vision has been to bring material, content, and visual representation to support men and women who still believe in the traditional definition of marriage. I have to maintain this course, and I have to encourage and uplift those who desire to be, “married, as according to God’s definition”. There is too much media suggesting otherwise.
FEAR WILL TRY TO GET IN THE WAY
Fear will always try to get in the way, when you are an “active witness” of Christ to the world. We, however as Christians have been called to be active witnesses. People who go and represent Christ before others and are solid in our convictions. A long time ago I had to settle it with God, that I would be His voice, and He would be my protection. He told me, “I will build a fortress around you.” I choose to believe this, so when the fear comes and rears its ugly head to me, I remind myself “He will build a fortress around me.”
The night before Peter was scheduled to be executed for his witnessing, an angel of the Lord came to him and found him asleep.
The night before Herod was to bring him to trial, Peter was sleeping between two soldiers, bound with two chains, and sentries stood guard at the entrance. Suddenly an angel of the Lord appeared and a light shone in the cell. He struck Peter on the side and woke him up. “Quick, get up!” he said, and the chains fell off Peter’s wrists. Acts 12:6-7
I don’t know if I could be found asleep, the night before I was scheduled to be executed being chained with soldiers on both sides. However, Peter was confident in his witnessing, and had seen first hand Jesus do things in the natural that could have never been done unless done miraculously and in faith. Perhaps, Peter was at rest having been ready to die for Christ, relaxing in the knowledge that he would be freed from the earthy mess. Whatever the cause, he was confident and found sleeping, we should all strive to be this confident.
Today, I will focus on being an active witness. I will do what I can, as the Lord directs me. I will encourage others, and testify of what the Lord has done for me. I will continue to show to the world my love for Christ, and I will stand in agreement and not in fear. The Lord is my Shepherd, I shall not want.
WHAT YOU CAN DO
Thanks to our brother John Evers and his team, August 10th is the first Annual Wear a Christian T-shirt Day. Not only will I be wearing the Genesis 2:25 T-Shirt, I will be changing my profile pictures on FB, Twitter and all social media of me wearing the T. This is a great way for Christians to stand united on a “visual” front in a modern and kewl new way.
You can support the Genesis 2:25 Men and women in marriage message, by purchasing a T-shirt or other material and spreading the Word that men and women marriage is God ordained. http://wholeheartedministries.com/shop-wholeheartedly. 10% of all proceeds go to supporting the church, and 90% of proceeds go to spreading the “Wholeness & Men + Women in marriage” message.
My Prayer Today,
Father God, give your children courage to stand up and be active witnesses, calling into radio stations, making appearances in public, praying for and loving on one another. You have made it so easy on us, we spread your message, and you protect us. We desire to be Your witness and pray in thanksgiving that You will be represented well. In Your Son Jesus’ name, AMEN!
May the Lord God Bless you today in your witnessing, “Well done good and faithful servant!”
Did you know???
That in 1950 the Christian Booksellers Association incorporated in Illinois with 219 charter member stores and set up offices at Moody Press. CBA was formed as the “Christian Booksellers Association” in 1950 in Chicago, IL, within the same incredible 10-year span that saw the start of important evangelistic organizations like the Billy Graham Evangelistic Association, Campus Crusade for Christ, The Navigators, World Vision, and Youth for Christ. In this context, CBA was founded by visionary publishers and retailers who realized that working together was necessary to improve operations, consistency, and, most importantly, the spread of God’s Word. Here is their link to learn more about the CBA (http://www.cbaonline.org/nm/aboutcba.htm)… WOW 60 years of certified retail representation!
You can find out more information about the First Annual Wear A Christian T-Shirt Day @ http://www.facebook.com/group.php?gid=161486151416
Today is Day 16 on Jessica’s 365 Days to a Whole New Life journey, you can follow along daily and begin your own journey at http://wholeheartedministries.com/365-days-to-a-whole-new-life . We all have the same 365 days, but we all have different opportunities. How you spend the next year of your life is entirely up to you! Focusing to spend your life on personal growth day by day, will result in a life like you have never dreamed! We aren’t talking “pie in the sky” type changes, we are talking real life changes… changes for the better, changes toward becoming a whole new you!