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Dear Pastor, Preacher, or Bible Teacher –
I hope this email reaches you as you enjoy some refreshment and restoring after a weekend of serving God, His people, and a needy world. Those of us who serve in this way know the rhythm of pouring out, and then having our “cup” filled up again by God through the many ways He chooses to do that.
Here’s a quick thought for you from Acts 22:
Then he said, “The God of our fathers has chosen you
that you should know His will, and see the Just One,
and hear the voice of His mouth.” (Acts 22:14)
In this passage, Paul remembered words spoken to him by Ananias, in the few days after his dramatic encounter with Jesus on the road to Damascus.
I like this verse as a short statement describing our duty before God:
- To know His will. God wants everyone to know His will, and to do it!
- To see the Just One. God wants everyone to have a personal, growing relationship with Jesus Christ.
- To hear the voice of His mouth. God wants everyone to hear His word.
Think of how this applies to the work God has given you as one of His messengers. With God’s help, you can help others to know the will of God. You can lead them into a real and deepening relationship with Jesus Christ. You can help others to hear and understand God’s word.
Ask God to make you a true “Acts 22:14” preacher or teacher!
Blessings to you in Jesus’ Name – David Guzik