Daily Word for Monday, July 13, 2015
God works on people’s hearts when we expect Him to do so. Matthew 9:29 says, “Then He touched their eyes and said, “Because of your faith, it will happen.” Note how their faith impacted their desired outcome.
The greatest pastor of the nineteenth century was a man named Charles Spurgeon. He was the pastor of the largest church in the world at that time in London, England.
He’d often spoken to about ten thousand people. Many people came to know Christ through his life.
One day a young man came to him and said, “Mr. Spurgeon, I don’t understand it. Whenever you talk to people about the Lord they always tend to open up their lives. They tend to accept Christ. When I talk to people about the Lord nobody’s interested. Nobody comes to Christ. What’s wrong?”
Spurgeon said, “Young man, you don’t expect people to come to Jesus Christ every time you talk about Him, do you?” He said, “of course not.” Spurgeon said, “That’s your problem.”
Few people come to Christ the first time they hear the Good News. Never give up on anyone! Never give in to discouragement!
The Bible Says in Hebrews 11:1, “Faith is the confidence that what we hope for will actually happen; it gives us assurance about things we cannot see.”
Salvation is all God’s dealing not ours.
Matthew 18:3 says, “Then he said, “I tell you the truth, unless you turn from your sins and become like little children, you will never get into the Kingdom of Heaven.” What did Christ mean by that?
1. We must love Him with childlike sincerity.
2. Trust Him with childlike faith.
3. Share Him with childlike enthusiasm.
Your action step: Think on these things!
Materials used for 40 Days of Connecting Campaign included Saddleback Resources – “40 Days of Community”