THEME: CAN PEOPLE SEE THAT YOU HAVE BEEN WITH JESUS?
Acts 4: 13
“…When they saw the courage of Peter and John and realized that they were unschooled, ordinary men, they were astonished and they took note that these men had been with Jesus…”
Dear believers, what an astonishing verse! The crowd noticed that Peter and John were associated with Jesus just by observing their conduct, wisdom, boldness and attitude! Is this not something we as believers should strive towards? How does your countenance appear this morning? Is your face downcast or is it radiating with the love, peace and joy of God? Why are some believers more depressed than others? Why are some believers always bubbly and happy? The answer is simple: Time they spend with Jesus.
The more time Christians spend in the presence of Jesus, the more like Him they will become.
This is not something that can be explained easily, because it is a work done by the Holy Spirit within the inner parts of man’s spirit. It is a supernatural work done by a supernatural God!!!
A lot of Christians just do not spend sufficient time in the presence of God to receive the necessary amount of peace, joy, strength, etc. to face life boldly and positively. I am not implying this morning that Christians should never have a sad or hopeless moment. What I am saying is that when this does happen, the Christian must immediately prioritise to spend time with Jesus so that they can break through the overwhelming feelings and move into victory.
Believer, I do not know what you are faced with and what you are struggling with. I do now, by conviction and personal experience, that Jesus is more powerful, more capable and more real than you can ever imagine and He can and will touch you, but He can’t do it unless you turn to Him and spend time in His presence I pray that we will all be encouraged this morning to strive towards the goal of obtaining a countenance and an attitude that is drenched by our loving Saviour!!!
“Jesus, we turn to You this morning. We acknowledge that we will not change or be overcomers in this world without You. We know we need to spend more time with You. Forgive us for neglecting our relationship with You. We desire to be a people identified as men and women who had been in Your presence! Guide us and fill us with Your love, joy and peace today. Amen.”
Blessings my COOL friend Petro, and thank you for sharing this message with us. Through you friends the world can see JESUS.
Have a blessed day and weekend ahead.
COOL with us.
Gavin B Ferrier
COOL Ministries International – COOL Cyber Church