Friday, April 20, 2012

Have You Been with Jesus?

Following Jesus requires spending time with Him. His first disciples had the wonderful opportunity to walk side-by-side with Jesus. They daily spent time walking to various places with Jesus. They witnessed the various miracles and signs. They heard Jesus teach about the kingdom of God and many additional teachings that caused people to stand back in amazement.

People could tell that these disciples had been with Jesus. In Acts 4:13 reveals this reality: "When they observed the boldness of Peter and John and realized that they were uneducated and untrained men, they were amazed and knew that they had been with Jesus." The time these disciples spent with Jesus filled them with boldness. They proclaimed the name and message of Jesus. It also equipped them. Peter and John were not trained in the cutting-edge theological schools. They did not have their masters nor their doctorate. What they did have was time spent with Jesus.

Spending time with Jesus is still necessary for believers. We walk and talk with Him through the power and work of the Holy Spirit living within us. He is with us everywhere we go. We also spend time with Jesus as we read and study the Scriptures. As truth is revealed and applied to our lives, people will know that we have been with Jesus.

Have you been with Jesus?

Praying today for:
(1) Lake O' the Pines community of Johnson Creek / Campers
(2) State of Colorado
(3) Nation of Ireland
(4) Southeast Asian Peoples throughout the World

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