One thing I am reminded constantly as Christians is that we are under attack. There is always opposition to the Gospel, wherever you go. There are those who wish to persuade us, break us down, and destroy our testimony. It doesn’t take long to go down your newsfeed on Facebook or make a quick search on google or YouTube to see how the world feels about us. I am constantly bombarded with Facebook status’ that attempt to disprove the relationship I have with Christ. Why do we listen to them? How does one disprove a relationship that you have with another? How can someone disprove the real relationship that we have with Christ? They cannot because they have not experienced Him!
As we look at the early church these next few months I am reminded of how there is power in the Holy Spirit. Here is the thing, we are never going to have all of the answers. We will not be able to answer some of the questions that our friends have for us. But here is the thing, we have experienced His love, His mercy, His grace, His goodness, His peace, His faithfulness! I think of the statement of Peter and John in Acts 4, “whether it is right in the sight of God to listen to you rather than to God, you must judge, for we cannot but speak of what we have seen and heard.” Wow! I love that declaration. Here is the truth, those who oppose the Gospel are blind to their sin. You cannot come to Christ unless you understand your need to be saved in the first place! Our very transformation and salvation is based on our understanding that we, as mankind, are in desperate need of a savior from our sins. No matter how “righteous” or “good” you may seem to society you are just as bad as the next. So we know as Christians, the world will say what it has to say, but we cannot but speak of what we have seen and heard! We are overwhelmed by our mighty Savior, our God! We have experienced Him and we are overwhelmed!
Spend time with God today. Read His word. Experience His love and His mercy. Be overwhelmed by His presence. Ask God to give you a hunger and a desire for Him.