Friday, February 23, 2007
One Thing I Know
He answered and said, “Whether He is a sinner or not I do not know. One thing I know: that though I was blind, now I see.”
You know what? The most aggressive witnesses for Jesus are brand-new converts. You’d think it would be the people who have known the Lord for a long time, who have walked with Christ for years. With all that accumulated Bible knowledge, with all of that time around God’s people, attending church and growing spiritually, they would just be out there changing their world. But it’s usually people who are young in the faith.
The blind man Jesus healed hadn’t even figured it out yet. But he was already beginning to talk to others. At first he simply referred to Jesus as “a man called Jesus” (John 9:11). As his understanding grew, he referred to Jesus as a prophet (John 9:17). Then he said, “If this Man were not from God, He could do nothing” (John 9:33). You can see how his faith was growing.
There is something invigorating spiritually about making a stand for Jesus Christ. Have you ever noticed that? When you start telling someone else, you might not know much. But you do know this much: once you were blind, but now you see. You can say, “Once I was trapped in sin, but now I am forgiven. Once I was empty, now my life is full. Once I was going to hell, now I am going to heaven.”
I have found that when I share my faith, it grows stronger. Why is that? Because the Holy Spirit will inspire your thoughts and He will speak through you. Faith is a lot like a muscle. The more you use it, the stronger you grow. The less you use it, the weaker you become. It’s important that we use our faith.
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