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Reflecting Jesus

Posted by Sally Bland on

The school year is almost over! Summer brings new opportunities for us to reflect Jesus to those around us. Whether we are at the pool cooling off from another hot day, gardening in our yard, or just out for a evening stroll we can interact with our neighbors. Do you take advantage of these situations to be a missionary for Jesus?

Often times we can reflect Jesus through our actions by showing love to our family, friends, and neighbors. There are also times God asks us to move beyond our actions and share the truth of Jesus.  Sharing Jesus can be difficult, especially when you don’t have a strong relationship with the person. During these times I often want to pull away and respond to God like Moses did in Exodus 4:10:

"Pardon your servant, Lord. I have never been eloquent, neither in the past nor since you have spoken to your servant. I am slow of speech and tongue."

I am not an eloquent speaker, but God still asks me to step out of my comfort zone and share the gospel with those around me. When those moments arise I pray for God’s guidance before I speak. This gives me the strength and courage I need to allow God to work through me without being self-conscious of my vocabulary skills!

This week Pastor Wayne will be speaking on Acts 13:1-5 about how Paul and Barnabas were called to their mission. Although most of us work outside of the church, God still calls us to be missionaries at home, work, and in our neighborhoods. As you are enjoying your summer activities, I encourage you to pray for those God has placed in your path and ask how He wants you to serve them. I pray you find strength and courage in trusting God to lead you.

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