I Am His Witness

Sharing the Truth.

Encouraging you to join me on this journey of growing closer to God each year.

Being faithful to the prompting of the Holy Spirit.

That’s what this blog is all about.  So I related to Paul in Acts 20 when he says, “I declare today that I have been faithful.  If anyone suffers eternal death, it’s not my fault for I didn’t shrink from declaring all that God wants you to know.”

Basically, Paul is bluntly saying, “If you go to hell, don’t blame me.”

I am a witness to the power and love of God.  I have personally experienced God’s forgiveness and comfort.  I see him moving in my life – working all things out for my good.  I hear his voice in my head and his truth is my compass for living.

I trust God – he always keeps his promises.  And one of his promises is that, by accepting the salvation Jesus offers to everyone, I am made acceptable in God’s eyes and I am given a forever home with him in heaven.

There is nothing I can do to get into heaven without Jesus as my Savior.  I cannot give enough, be kind enough, go to church enough or serve enough to earn my ticket into heaven.  Jesus is the Only Way.

And those of us who have accepted the free gift of salvation through Jesus have an obligation to tell others.  We are his witnesses.  We have had a personal encounter with the Creator of the Universe and we need to share our story.  We don’t have all the answers to all the mysteries in the Bible but we know what God has done in our lives.  That’s our story and we’re the experts on our story.

So we need to tell it.

Please give us opportunities to share our stories, Abba Father, so we can be faithful witnesses for you.

He Prayed for Me

And he prayed for you.

One of my favorite things about the Chronological Bible is we are reading about Jesus’ last days before his crucifixion in the week leading up to Thanksgiving.

It’s so appropriate!

The holiday reminds me to be thankful and God’s Word reminds me the most important thing to be thankful for – Christ’s sacrifice for me.

For God so loved the world…

Life everlasting with my Abba Father.

I love reading the prayer of Jesus in John 17.  He prayed for us!  “for those who will believe in me’ through the message of his disciples.

We know the Truth because the disciples faithfully shared with others the Truth they had seen and heard.   And we pay it forward by sharing what we have seen and heard about the Truth with others…

in gratitude for what Christ did for us.

May we be found faithful witnesses to your love and grace, Abba Father.