The Special of the Day… From the Orange Moon Cafe…
"Pages Of the Book"
Part of our ministry involves taking church, as it were, to people who no longer have the opportunity to attend services in the traditional sense. We'll do that later today when we conduct a meeting at a local retirement community. Interestingly, the fact of the matter is that our Heavenly Father leads every born again believer in the Lord Jesus Christ to fulfill a similar role and calling.
"We are ambassadors for Christ" (II Corinthians 5:20).
"Ye are the light of the world" (Matthew 5:14).
You may have heard the old saying, "Believers are the only Bible some people ever read." This is surely the case in our generation, wherein agnosticism, atheism, and false religion abound. Thus, we must awaken to each new day with the attitude of the prophet, "Here am I. Send me" (Isaiah 6:8). This doesn't mean we must all conduct services, but rather that we realize our privileged responsibility to represent the Lord Jesus Christ wherever we go, and in whatever we do. Our countenance, demeanor, attitude, words, and actions should serve as the pages whereby our world "reads" the Truth whether they realize it or not. This involves direct testimony as the Lord leads and appoints. The Apostle Paul prayed a prayer we should offer for each other and ourselves, asking the Ephesian believers to request "that utterance may be given unto me, that I may open my mouth boldly, to make known the mystery of the Gospel" (Ephesians 6:19). We also bear witness by the aforementioned ways in which we preach by practice. "Whatsoever ye do, do all to the glory of God" (I Corinthians 10:31). As a voice of old suggested, "Preach the Gospel wherever you go. Use words when necessary."
We are living pages of the Book, and rays that shine forth from the Light of the world. We all "take church" to people wherever we go as we trust and submit ourselves to the leading of the Holy Spirit and His holy purpose of glorifying and revealing the Lord Jesus (John 16:14; 15:26). Amid everything else we do in this day, such a calling lies before us with joyful anticipation and solemn seriousness. Indeed, in your world and mine, we are pages of the Book, and the only Bible some people ever read.
"But ye shall receive power, after that the Holy Spirit is come upon you: and ye shall be witnesses unto me both in Jerusalem, and in all Judaea, and in Samaria, and unto the uttermost part of the earth."
Weekly Memory Verse
"Beloved, believe not every spirit, but try (test) the spirits whether they are of God: because many false prophets are gone out into the world."
(I John 4:1)