“God pursues us in our restlessness, receives us in our sinfulness, holds us in our brokenness.” – Scotty Smith
Archive for March 11, 2015
“So prepare your minds for action and exercise self-control. Put all your hope in the gracious salvation that will come to you when Jesus Christ is revealed to the world. So you must live as God’s obedient children. Don’t slip back into your old ways of living to satisfy your own desires. You didn’t know any better then. But now you must be holy in everything you do, just as God who chose you is holy. For the Scriptures say, ‘You must be holy because I am holy'”.
1 Peter 1:13-16 (NLT)
“You shall be My witnesses both in Jerusalem, and in all Judea and Samaria, and even to the remotest part of the earth.” Acts 1:8b (NASB)
We are witnesses of a personal Christ. We are not sent to unfold a scheme of doctrine, a logical creed, a system of truth merely, but primarily to tell about a Person, to make Jesus Christ real to men and make them long to know Him for themselves. We are not to testify from our personal experience so much as of Him; but we are to testify from our personal experience and have it give warmth, reality and force to the message of Jesus, as the heathen child so plaintively expressed it when she cried to the missionary, “Take me with you to your Jesus.” We must have them feel that He is our Jesus, but it is Jesus and not ourselves that we are to preach. Your glowing experiences may only perplex or discourage them and make them feel how unlike their experience is, or still worse, to try to copy you. But let Christ be your theme, and you, like the transparent glass, reveal the light without projecting your own shadow. – A. B. Simpson