This is what God gave me today in his word today:
“I am the LORD; I have called you in righteousness; I will take you by the hand and keep you; I will give you as a covenant for the people, a light for the nations, to open the eyes that are blind, to bring out the prisoners from the dungeon, from the prison those who sit in darkness. (Isaiah 42:6-7)
We are supposed to evangelize
will give you as a covenant for the people, a light for the nations, to open the eyes that are blind, to bring out the prisoners from the dungeon, from the prison those who sit in darkness.
So what are we supposed to do again? Oh, noting much; we just have to free prisoners from the dungeon of despair, open the eyes of the spiritually blind, and free people from the prison of self. Should be easy! Now if only we actually knew how to do it… Well according to Matthew 5:14-16 all we have to do is just let ourselves shine in the World… Should be easy right? Well actually yes and no. According to the last part of Colossians 1:27 Christ actually lives in us, and therefore it’s Christ actually doing the work. But once again according to Matthew 5:14-16 it’s us letting ourself be seen (as it were). So which is right? Well the correct answer is both.
I’ll put it this way; without Christ we can do nothing, much less tell others about Jesus. Whereas with Christ all things are possible – Including evangelization. We need Christ in all areas of our life, but we specifically need him in evangelizing. Because without him we won’t so much as glimmer much less shine with the Glory of God!
God takes us by hand
“I am the LORD; I have called you in righteousness; I will take you by the hand and keep you;
Alright then, but what does that actually mean? It’s not like God is going to suddenly going to appear grab my hand and stay there for the rest of my life. – So I repeat; what’s it (this part of the verse) mean? Well, I think it means exactly what it says, only not physically like you and I would think but Spiritually.
How many times in your life have you felt even the least bit sad, or depressed? – you don’t actually have to tell me – Well Christ comes, takes you by hand, and walks you through whatever the trouble your having might be. Believe me when I say there is no better psychologist then the very one who created the brain, Jesus.
You are loved!