Wednesday, February 25, 2009
Have You Been with Jesus?
And when they had prayed, the place where they were assembled together was shaken; and they were all filled with the Holy Spirit, and they spoke the word of God with boldness.
Just as with the apostles Peter and John, your relationship with Jesus should be apparent, even to your enemies.
What are the earmarks of a person who has been with Jesus? When you spend time with Jesus, you become more like Him.
A person who has been with Jesus will boldly share his faith:
Now when they saw the boldness of Peter and John, and perceived that they were uneducated and untrained men, they marveled. And they realized that they had been with Jesus. (Acts 4:13)
A person who has been with Jesus will be a person who knows the Scriptures. If you are walking with Jesus, you must spend time in the Word. Jesus said, “ ‘If you abide in My word, you are My disciples indeed’ ” (John 8:31).
The book of Acts shows us that a person who has been with Jesus will also be a person of prayer:
So when they heard that, they raised their voice to God with one accord. . . . And when they had prayed, the place where they were assembled together was shaken; and they were all filled with the Holy Spirit, and they spoke the word of God with boldness. (Acts 4:24, 31)
If you share your faith, if you know your Bible, if you are a person of prayer, people will know that you have been with Jesus.
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On Being a Servant of God
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