Tuesday, July 16
Today's reading: Philippians 1:12-18
One of my favorite things about Paul is his passion for proclaiming Christ and advancing the Gospel, which we see clearly in today's passage. Paul doesn't let anything or anyone limit or hinder him from telling others about Christ and salvation. Even in prison, Paul is actively proclaiming the Gospel. Did you notice the incredible news Paul shares in verses 12-13, which is a result of his being a "broadcaster" of Jesus?
"What has happened to me has really served to advance the gospel, so that it has become known throughout the whole imperial guard and to all the rest that my imprisonment is for Christ."
Telling others about God and what Jesus has done for each of us is something I'm passionate about too. I'm always looking for opportunities to talk with people about life and spiritual matters. But reading Paul's words in Philippians today helped me see that I can do more—when I'm on planes and in airports, when I'm at a community event, when I'm taking a walk through my neighborhood and in many other scenarios.
On a scale of 1-10 (with Paul being a 10), where would you place yourself when it comes to actively telling others about Jesus? Whatever the number, think about how you can increase it starting this week. What are some things you can do to be an effective broadcaster of Christ—right where you're at? Tami
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