You Can Touch the World - Day 1

Opening Prayer:

Father God, I thank you for this day that you have made and this moment you set aside to read and study your word. Lord, let your word penetrate my heart and mind the way you intend. Let your word be seen in the words I speak and in the way I live. Because of your word, may I be more like you today than I was yesterday! In Jesus’ name I pray, Amen.

 

Read: Titus 3:1-2, NIV

1 “Remind the people to be subject to rulers and authorities, to be ready to do whatever is good, 2 to slander no one, to be peaceable and considerate, and always to be gentle toward everyone.”

 

Reflect:

As a Christian, it seems kind of silly that “the people”, that WE would have to be reminded to live as Paul instructs. Since we are ALL sinners, combined with the craziness and dark times we live in, it’s very easy to look and act just like everyone else. It’s also very easy to take the “holier than thou” approach and want to try to beat people over the head with our Bibles and our “preaching.”

250 years ago apologist and Christian thinker, Francis Schaeffer, titled his book and asked the question, “How Should We Then Live?”

Answer: We should live in a way that honors God’s commands and glorifies his name. The proof that we know Jesus should be seen in how we live and proclaim his gospel.

All wrapped up, Christians are to LIVE THE GOSPEL…. with one another and most certainly with non-believers. We are to be the light in a very dark world. For where there is light, darkness cannot overcome. (1 John 1:5).

 

Apply:

Live a life wholly and pure. Know that the world is watching your every move and listening to your every word. Live your life (every aspect of it) in a way the lives out God’s word. You may be the only Bible the world around you gets to read.

 

Closing Prayer:

Heavenly Father, strengthen, encourage, and inspire me to live in a way that looks like your son, Jesus. I pray your spirit will indwell inside me so the world sees you, not me…. to your Glory! In Jesus’ name, Amen.

Terry Schneider