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Blessed is the one who perseveres under trial because, having stood the test, that person will receive the crown of life that the Lord has promised to those who love him.
 James 1:12 (NIV)





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03.30.2019 - Our Job
As I was praying yesterday morning I prayed "Lord please save the lost" and I heard Him say "That's your job". Whoa! Wait, what? So then I prayed, Lord please equip me to help save the lost and He said "You are equipped". Then I prayed, Lord please provide the opportunity for me to witness…"You have opportunities". So then I prayed, "Please give me wisdom to know how to serve your people better, He said "You have wisdom."

What became very clear to me in that moment is that I have been waiting on God to do my job. He has given me all the tools, wisdom, and opportunities to share my faith with others. In fact, He tells up plainly in His Word to do this. In Mark 16:15, immediately after His resurrection, Jesus instructed His disciples to "Go into all the world and preach the gospel to all creation." I find it very interesting that this instruction came right after His resurrection. Is it possible that after Jesus' resurrection, that we (His disciples) have all we need to deliver this message? Absolutely.

I don't think we are supposed to wait on the perfect situation to tell someone about Jesus. I believe that if we act on faith, that God's perfection will enter the situation! Faith requires action. Faith without action is like dynamite without fire. I believe we have to take the first step. We are not waiting on God to save the lost, He is waiting on us!

Don't fall into the same trap I have found myself in "waiting" on the Lord to bring someone to me that would ask me about Jesus. It doesn't seem to work this way. He has already given the command, the wisdom, the tools, the opportunities, and the people. We are out of excuses. We should pray that the Holy Spirit will give us the words, but we have to step up, step out, and open our mouths.

Let's be bold for Jesus!