Daily Topic for March 05, 2014
Notice that it was the Holy Spirit that drew Shaadia to this circle of people. It was not their worship style or the size of the building, but the warmth and love of the believers developed by His Spirit. Do you exhibit the fruit of the Holy Spirit when you meet spiritually lost individuals? Do they see something in you that only God can do?
Pray for the fruit of the Holy Spirit to permeate your heart when you talk with those who need the Lord.
“In the same month as that vivid dream, I ran into an old friend. Two years earlier his daughter had been devastated by the tragic death of her young husband. I asked him how his daughter was. To my utter shock, he reported that her life was joyful and active! This seemed impossible… I had never seen someone so hopeless as she had been. He said her restoration had come about through some kind of center she had gone to….”
“I was curious and went to visit this ‘center,’ not knowing it was a place of worship for followers of Jesus. Honestly, the worship service seemed weird to me and didn’t result in any positive impression. But there was Bible preaching after the worship, and I had the feeling that somehow this preacher knew everything I was thinking and exactly the questions that had been bothering me. With bated breath I listened to every word….”
“Afterwards I ended up speaking with a woman of my own language group. By her loving warm manner she imparted to me a deep feeling of trust. Her salvation story and the stories of several others made a deep impression on me. The entire atmosphere in that center was one of unusual love, warmth, joy, and simplicity. This moved my heart powerfully. It contrasted greatly with the world in which I was living.”
Pray for true seekers throughout the Caucasus to encounter lives changed by Jesus; and when they inquire about Him let them be met with love, warmth, and joy.