One More Time!
[My word] will not return to me empty, but will accomplish what I desire and achieve the purpose for which I sent it. — Isaiah 55:11
I remember hearing a professor say that during His earthly ministry Jesus probably repeated Himself more than five hundred times.
In college I had a professor who deliberately repeated himself three times. He said that the people in the first two or three rows will get the message the first time. The second time the people in the middle of the lecture hall will get it. The third time the people in the back will get it. And the ones in the front row will never forget it.
We need to keep that fact of human nature in mind as we share God’s love with the people He puts in our path. We need to repeat ourselves — to repeat our acts of service, our deeds of love, and, yes, our words of truth. The Bible says,
Let us not become weary in doing good, for at the proper time we will reap a harvest if we do not give up. — Galatians 6:9
Let us saturate ourselves in the Word of God and in prayer. Then we will be equipped to share His truth — and to repeat it again and again!
As long as it is day, we must do the work of Him who sent me. Night is coming, when no one can work. — John 9:4
Dr. Samuel Johnson wore engraved on his watch the words “The night cometh,” from John 9:4. Likewise, we Christians ought to carry written on our hearts the solemn truth of how short a time we have to witness for God. Whatever we are going to do for Christ we had better do now.
A dying Christian, who had been very reticent about sharing his testimony all his life, said to the man who sat beside him, “If I had the power, I’d shout, ‘Glory to God.’” The companion answered, “It’s a pity you didn’t shout ’Glory’ when you had the power.”
We had better be sharing our testimony while we have the power.
If we are ever to study the Scriptures, if we are ever to spend time in prayer, if we are ever to win souls for Christ, if we are ever to invest our finances for His kingdom, it must be now.
You may not have tomorrow — but you do have today. What will you do for the Lord?
Excerpted with permission from Wisdom for Each Day by Billy Graham, copyright Billy Graham Literary Trust.
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Let’s start today… and keep going… Let’s share the love of Jesus to all around us at every opportunity. In words, in acts of service, in generosity. And, if we have done so again and again, let’s do it again! Come share your thoughts with us on our blog. We want to hear from you! ~ Devotionals Daily