Be Still . . .
Devotionals for Daily Living ©
He told them, “The harvest is plentiful, but the workers are few. Ask the Lord of the harvest, therefore, to send out workers into his harvest field. Go! I am sending you out like lambs among wolves.
(Luke 10:2-3 (NIV))
Like lambs among wolves!
With what is going on in the world today, do you, as a professing follower of Jesus, feel like a lamb among wolves? Do you feel like you are walking on eggshells when it comes to letting people know that you are a Christian?
We, as the Body of Christ, must be bold. We must be prepared, willing and able to take a stand for Jesus and to share our faith with those around us no matter what the consequences may be. Are you willing to stand up before an unfrienddly crowd and speak the truth of the Gospel? Are you willing to face ridicule and hardship for your faith in Jesus?
Think about that last question.
What type of faith would you have if you are not willing? Would this indicate that you either love this life more than you love Jesus, or that you don’t truly believe what you profess to believe?
I realize that human nature is self preserving, but if we call upon Jesus as our personal Lord and Savior, then we need to be ready to defend that claim. We need to be ready to face the enemy knowing that Jesus is with us.
We, as the Body of Christ, have much to do to let the world know that a harvest is coming. We are, and will face continuing troubles, but we must not lose focus. We must not lose our hope, for when we lose our hope, faith soon follows.
Now faith is being sure of what we hope for and certain of what we do not see.
(Hebrews 11:1 (NIV))
When facing the enemy, we must be strong in our faith!