"…I am sending you to them 18 to open their eyes. I want you to turn them from darkness to light. I want you to turn them from Satan’s power to God. I want their sins to be forgiven. They will be forgiven when they believe in me. They will have their place among God’s people.”
My son watches everything I do. Not only my actions toward him, but how I raise his sister; how I love his mother and how I act around others. I pray these actions plant seeds of spiritual growth in him.
For my prayers to be answered, my life must be directed by the word of God, not by my emotions and self-desires. I say this because any given day I decide to let my spiritual guard down and act out in my own way, the enemy will prop my son up for a front row seat.
This will present a false way of life as my son will see his daddy acting in ways that are not of God. In order to keep the enemy away from my family, I continue to live my faith out as God intends; submitting to God so the devil will flee.
This way of life is also true for all who are around us. God wants to use you as His vessel. So that when he allows certain people around you, He can bless them through you. He says in the text, “…I am sending you to them…” We often think others are crossing our paths, when God is actually allowing us to cross theirs.
And when He does this, it is an opportunity to show others God in you!
That is a great honor!
I think about it often, the Lord allowing me, despite everything I’ve done in my past, to represent Him!
So, what do you do with that type of representation?
Oh yeah, it’s easy to be a vessel under good circumstances. Like when you say hello to a stranger or allow someone in front of you in a line. But what about showing up and representing Our Father when your path crosses someone angry or someone who doesn’t respond with a kind word or even someone who has hurt you or has caused discomfort in your life?
This is when we must meditate on the scripture when it says, “…sending you to open their eyes…” Your actions, your Christ-like personality will show them something the enemy tries very hard to keep them from seeing every day. But because you are in their presence, God’s presence is there also. His touch, His words are present to transform those He allows to cross your path.
Don’t ever worry about what you will do, God will do all the work. You just have to be present in Jesus name. God wants all his children to have the same chance you have at salvation. That is why He wants you to, “…turn them from darkness to light…from Satan’s power to God…”
God says in His Word that He wants, “…their sins to be forgiven when they believe in Me.” That belief in Him will come to them in how you act, respond and speak.
So live, my friends, with great godly intentions in your actions.
NO MATTER THE ACTIONS OF OTHERS: always respond as Jesus would. Allow your response to be pleasing to God.
And speak to everyone, no matter who they are or how they speak to you, with the intention of spreading the gospel of peace against the chaotic words of the enemy; as he whispers conflict in their ears.
When you do this, you are allowing God to use you, to transform those He places in your path. So that, “…they will have their place among God’s people.”
I pray God’s strength, wisdom and guidance on your journey in Jesus name.
Peace and Blessings,
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