But you will receive power when the Holy Spirit comes on you; and you will be my witnesses in Jerusalem, and in all Judea and Samaria, and to the ends of the earth. --Acts 1:8
A young woman excited about her salvation developed a deep desire to share the Gospel of Jesus Christ with the world. She felt called to missions, so she asked her pastor where she might go to serve to be most effective. He told her to come back the following day and he would have an answer for her then.
The next day, when she returned to his office, the pastor was waiting for her with an answer. He handed her a folded slip of paper and said, "I'm suggesting that you begin with someone who needs Christ right now more than anyone else in the entire world."
The young woman quickly left the pastor's office, eager to find out where her mission field was. She carefully opened the note and was surprised to discover two words: "Your father."
She had been so passionate about reaching the lost in foreign lands that she had neglected to share the Gospel with someone so close to home.
Are there people in your life who don't know Jesus? Maybe it's a parent, a sibling, a grandchild, a close friend, an acquaintance, one of your children, or even your spouse. Many people make the mistake of thinking the only mission field is overseas.
But God has called you to share the Good News of His Word right where you are—in your city, neighborhood, and among your circle of friends. If you know someone who is living with no hope and without a relationship with Jesus, then take the time today to share truth that will change their lives forever.
PRAYER CHALLENGE: Ask God to reveal people in your life that need to know the Lord so you can share Christ with them. Pray that He would open up the right opportunity at the right time for the Holy Spirit to work in their lives through you.
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