Be the witness of christ
Welcome back partners and friends!
How did your time seeking God go last week? It went well for me! Of course there are always times when we all could put down the remote and spend more time with God, but I was able to spend quality time with God and it blessed me!
Today, I am sitting in the airport waiting on my flight to leave out of Boston. My wife Candace and I are heading home after ministering in a town outside of Boston, Norwell Massachusetts, and we are thanking God for a wonderful trip. We saw many things while we were in Boston. We watched people’s lives changed as the Word was preached and were blessed to be part of several people confessing Christ as their savior for the first time! Praise God!
We were also able to take a day to tour Boston. On our tour, we took a trip down the “Freedom Tour” of historical events that founded of our nation. We saw Paul Revere’s house and ate in little Italy. We also sat in seats of one of the oldest baseball stadiums in the United States - Fenway Park! We had a great time walking the streets of Boston and visiting all these sights, but the thing that touched me the most was all the people there are in this world! Everywhere we walked, we saw so many people and it made me think of the scripture, “For God so loved the world that He gave His only begotten Son, that whosoever should believe in Him should not perish but have everlasting life” Every one of those people we passed is a life God is concerned about. They are a life Jesus died for, and they are a life that we should be witnessing Christ to! Whether we witness in word or deed, we should be representing Christ to them in all we do.
One time the Lord told me, “the world can’t see Me (God) but they can see Me (God) through you!!” That’s a powerful statement! As we walk around in our daily life, we are representing Christ. I used to tell my ball players, “You are representing the school and the team wherever you go, on and off of the field”. It’s the same with us! We are representing Christ whether we are in church or out of church. Wherever we go! Christ is in us and He is wanting to daily add more to His family. Our witness of Him helps to add daily to His kingdom. If we respond in love, we add a witness to the kingdom of God. When we help someone out at the supermarket, we add a witness to the kingdom of God. When we smile at someone, it’s a witness of Christ. The seeds we plant in strangers’ lives add a witness to Christ and His goodness. I want to encourage you in the upcoming weeks to be that witness of Christ wherever you go. You never know, you may be the one to change that person’s life for the kingdom of God!
-- Coach Chip