Walk into the furnace and he will protect you

Luke 8:39 – Return home and tell how much God has done for you.” So the man went away and told all over town how much Jesus had done for him.

Are we guilty of not telling others how much God has done for us? Are we guilty perhaps of only sharing in a “safe” environment?  We may be happy to give a testimony at church or in a small group, but would we give the same testimony to a stranger?

Do we even put ourselves in positions where we could have those opportunities or do we shy away from anything that may put us “on the spot?”

We were reflecting at house group on Christianity in oppressed countries, where it is growing at an unprecedented level, yet here in the UK things are on a backward slide.  We are appointed to make disciples of all men.  Don’t wait until you are ready, God will equip you at the appointed time, he will give you words, wisdom and courage.  Today let your prayer be, here I am Lord, send me.

SPEAK LOUD

Tell how much God has done for you, speak out, speak loud and be proud of your God, don’t sit on the fence for fear of causing offence, don’t shrink into the background because you have found it hard in the past, take courage, be strong, be encouraged by those who have been true to God, honour him and he’ll honour you, walk into the furnace and he will protect you, nothing more important than for you to connect with those who don’t yet know, so important that when God says go, our answer is, here I am Lord send me, where do you want me to be, who shall I speak to, what shall I say?  Take courage and trust, God will lead the way, return home and tell how much God has done for you, may it overflow from you in word and deed, may it be seen by those whom you meet, may the love of God sweep them off their feet as you speak out, speak loud and show pride in your God.

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