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Monday, January 17, 2011

Just Do It!

"But when God....was pleased to reveal His Son in me, so that I might preach Him among the Gentiles, I did not immediately consult with flesh and blood."--Galatians 1:15-16.  God asked Paul to preach among the Gentiles. Paul says he didn't meet with others, he just went and did it.  It was three years before Paul even met Peter! Prior to his encounter with Christ on the road to Damascus, Paul was pretty set in his ways and was one of the best of the best at what he did.  But that encounter with Christ most definitely rocked his world.  He realized how wrong he was in his ways in persecuting the church. But Paul also realized it was ultimately by grace that he was saved.  An encounter with Christ changed him in an instant.  After his baptism into Christ, Paul just went and carried the gospel out to his contemporaries and to the Gentiles with no hesitation and without consulting flesh and blood. He just did it.

Just do it.  So you are a new Christian, baptized yesterday after Sunday morning services. It's Monday.  Your life just changed yesterday and in Christ you are a now creature. So the question you are asking is what now? Well as you study His Word, share the gospel you have received with those around you. Friends, family, co-workers, etc.  Admittedly, there are times when we are not going to know how we should approach sharing the gospel with someone or how we should even begin.  But if God asks us to do something and we know how to do it well JUST DO IT! A lot of times, when we know God wants us to do something, we wonder whether or not we should or worse give excuses as to why we don't.  Matthew 28 tells us to go and make disciples baptizing them and teaching them to obey everything that Christ has commanded.  The passage in Matthew 28 tells us how to make disciples. JUST DO IT.  Wondering about the approach? Well 1 Peter 3:15 tells us that when we give people the reason for the hope that we have, we should do so with gentleness and reverence, or respect in some translations.  The command in Matthew 28 has been given to ALL of us. Newly baptized or not, God has given us a job to do and Matthew 28 is just one of them.  So whatever task the Lord brings your way, don't hesitate, JUST DO IT! So needless to say, in closing, DO SOMETHING ABOUT IT! ALSO PRAY ABOUT IT! LOVE Y''ALL GOD BLESS!

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