What Did We Talk About Today?

09/24/2006

“We are all one body, we have the same Spirit, and we have all been called to the same glorious future. There is only one Lord, one faith, one baptism, and there is only one God and Father who is over us all and in us all and living through us all.”
Ephesians 4:4-6

What did we talk about today with our friends, with our family; with those we met as the day passed us by? Did we talk about the weather, the traffic, what we had for dinner last night, or our plans for the coming weekend? Are we aware that God may have so much more in mind in our relationships?

Sometimes God says, “Here is my child, whom I greatly love, and she/he needs you to be Me right now in their life. There will be times when they will have trouble seeing Me, so you be there to remind them that I am with them. You be the ‘Physical Me’ when they need someone to hold their hand when they find out they are filled with cancer. You be there when the fear rises up and they need to know that I am in control. You be there, you be Me to them.”

And how does a person do that? By loving. “No one has ever seen God; but if we love one another, God lives in us and his love is made complete in us.” (1 John 4:12 NIV)

You see, if we do more than talk about the “weather” with each other, and instead talk about Heaven and Hell, about eternal life and about the forgiveness that is offered to all who will believe in God’s Son, our faith will grow. When we talk about the hurt that God can heal, and get excited about the inheritance that awaits those who are called His children, we will be encouragers to one another, as we are called to be. Through it all, our lives will be greatly blessed and we will have learned so much more about God’s love in the process!

Our time on this earth together is brief, but the time we have left to spend together in Heaven cannot even be calculated. Until then, these are some of our last chances to tell each other about God’s great love, to be Christ’s representative to one another, to pray for one another…and these moments are not to be missed.

Whoever God brings across our path each day, we must be willing to “speak the words of life” boldly…because the “rain” can wait, but the Truth about Jesus Christ and the eternal life He offered to all of us simply cannot!

Spread the Good News!