Devotions
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June 23, 2017, 5:00 AM

Who do you know that could use a helping hand or some genuine comfort? 



He comforts us in all our troubles, so that we may be able to comfort those in any trouble, through the comfort we ourselves receive from God. 2 Corinthians 1:4

I don’t know about you, but for the longest time the act of leading others to Christ seemed intimidating to me. I would build it up in my head, and worry that I will come across as a fraud. I would think about inviting a friend or coworker to church, get up the courage to do it and then change my mind the minute I opened my mouth. I was scared they would think I was pushing my faith onto them. What I didn’t realize, is that my actions and my story introduce those around me to Christ every day. I heard the statement one day, “Your relationship with Jesus is personal, but it is not private.”

 

Building a relationship with Christ changed my life and continues to change my life every day as I walk with Him, learn from Him, and reach for His Truth in the Bible for hope, guidance, and wisdom.  I am truly grateful to have met and been saved by Jesus, and to be able to share my story and tell others about that relationship.  To pass on His gift of comfort to someone else is the most important and meaningful work on this earth 2 Corinthians 1:4 makes it incredibly clear, that we are able to use our story, our struggles, and the comfort we have found in God to help comfort someone else and show them the true source of that comfort.

 

Sharing God with others is like reaching out with one hand to help a friend while grasping on tightly with the other hand to Jesus, who has helped you and continues to support and comfort you every day. Who do you know that could use a helping hand or some genuine comfort?  What would it look like to take some time and share your story with a friend who may not know Jesus like you know Jesus?

 

This is my Prayer: Father God, Thank You for my story and Your work in my life. Lord give me the strength to share my story and the story of Your grace, support, and comfort. Jesus I have friends, family, and coworkers who need Your comfort and I know I can share that with them. Help me to share Your love today and every day. In Jesus’ name, Amen.


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