In Wichita, Kansas there is a group of atheists that wanted the world to know that millions are okay without God. On a pretty busy street I see this huge billboard and I want to cry. They are so lonely that they want the masses to know that it's okay if you don't believe in God.
Atheists are more apt to proclaim what they believe than we are. It's an atrocity that we hide behind the church and rarely share our faith. Only when asked, do we even share our story and then most of the time, it's with people who believe. I find myself in that same boat and I hate it. So this year, I asked God to help me not to be afraid of what people think but to keep Him at the forefront of my mind.
Passion is given when we find our purpose. If you're a new Christian, you probably remember the date you were saved, where you were and how you felt. If you've been a Christian for awhile, some of the feelings might have gone away but in there place, you should have a resounding understanding of our Lord and His expectations of you.
Not every person given of the Holy Spirit will become a missionary but each of us was given a commission. We were asked by Jesus to go out and spread the good word. It's our job to show love and to pray for women and men to come to us with a desire to know more about Jesus. We are the caretakers of His word and if we don't stop hiding behind our ministers, many will be lost.
Like you, I was scared to death. Even now as I write this blog, I wonder who hit it and what they were looking for. Did they find it by accident and find Jesus? I may never know because the commission God gave to me was to sit down and write and through obedience, He would do the rest. I am grateful to Him for giving me something to write about every morning. And I hope that it blesses many as they go about their days. My goal is to get this out to every nation and that women would know that they have a great purpose.
We don't have to feel alone. We have a Savior that loves us. He gives us other women to lift us up in prayer. He provides community and in the quiet, He fills us with His wisdom. Take some time to look around your city. There are hurting people everywhere. But the message of the billboard says it all, they think they don't need God and will die being foolish all their days, unless we pray and God brings one of them to us, and then, they will be saved. Fulfillment in this life only happens when we accept that there is a Savior. Otherwise, you will be looking at what the world has to offer and that will surely be empty.
I don't need a billboard to tell me we have hurting people in this world. All I need to do is read the Bible. Over and over there were people in turmoil, hurting and needing God. Even His own people turned from Him in the desert and on Moses. We are creatures that want comfort. That's part of why we don't share the Gospel. It's hard to be judged. We need to look at our motives and ask Jesus to give us faith and bring the hurting to us.
1 Thessalonians 1: 2-5 NKJV:
We give thanks to God always for you all, making mention of you in our prayers, remembering without ceasing your work of faith, labor of love, and patience of hope in our Lord Jesus Christ in the sight of our God and Father, knowing, beloved brethren, your election by God. For our gospel did not come to you in word only, but also in power, and in the Holy Spirit and in much assurance, as you know what kind of men we were among you for your sake.
My prayer today:
Our election of You Lord is the most important decision in our lives. Without us first saying yes, there is no power and no assurance. I ask that You would reveal Yourself to every woman who hits this blog and that we would be assured in Your power and in the Holy Spirit. We have been called to walk with You and to spread Your Holy word. Please give us faith and hope while we labor on this earth for You. Help women in every nation know You and keep them safe as they choose You. As I ask every day forgive us of our sins and help mold us to be Your women. In Jesus name, AMEN