Years ago, God let me and Pastor G know that He wanted us to be His witnesses. Of course, we eagerly asked Him how to do this. God didn’t answer us right away, so we wondered if He ordained us to be the two witnesses in the book of Revelation. You know, the two men who prophesied and had the power to cause drought and do all sorts of supernatural things. Well, I looked at myself and determined that I am definitely not male, so on the surface, that didn’t seem like a good fit.
We were baffled and waited for more words and information from God. Of course, answers came in unexpected ways that, looking back, if He had told us, we might have balked when we saw the sacrifices that were required. We have always been loyal and devoted to God, ready to do His will regardless of the personal cost. So, we asked God to help us be the witnesses He ordained us to be.
What God meant was for us to live our lives the way we always had, putting Him and His kingdom first. That’s what a witness does. And by others noticing how we are and live our lives, we can make a difference and be a model for others to follow. And so our prayer was for Jesus to help us be Him to those He sends across our path.
It’s been fascinating to see how that prayer has literally come to life: people we don’t know approach us and share their hearts with us. They enjoy being around us and somehow know that we are safe. You know Pastor G is bivocational and works as a checker in a major supermarket. People seek him out because they say they feel good with him and enjoy being on his line. In the few minutes it takes him to process an order, some people share their burdens and walk away comforted and encouraged. God is like that, and so is Pastor G. Pastor G has literally hundreds of opportunities daily to be the witness he has been called to be.
So, there’s no fire coming from our mouths like the two witnesses in Revelation. There’s no decreeing for no rain causing drought to make our points plain. You know what? God’s love and concern pour out of us. So many are hurting out there and need to know someone cares. And we do.
How about you? Do you begin to see how you, too, have been called to be a witness for God? How can the way you are and live your life positively impact those God sends across your path?
Pray with me, please: Father God, thanks for empowering and equipping me to be and do what it is You have for me to be and do. Grant me the spiritual eyes to see divine opportunities to join where You are working. There are so many troubled, hurting people who need what You want to give them through me. Thanks for letting me be the bridge the hurting can safely cross so they can connect to You directly. Guide my thoughts, and let the words that come out of my mouth be what they need to hear, that minister to them and their need. Thanks for the ordaining and the calling. In Jesus’ name, amen.
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