Posted by: Josh Gibson | February 22, 2010

“What Must I Do…”

Acts:16:22-34
Paul and Silas in Thyatira

Acts:16:22-24 Paul and Silas were being beat for doing what God had called them to, it would have been easy to quit after this encounter or complain about the situation.

Verse 25 Is so unimaginable to most of us, singing and praising God anyways?
Think about putting yourself in Paul’s place…not only could you take the beatings, do the right thing in staying the jail, but would you/and do you have the same impact on others as Paul did on the Jailer? For him to ask, “Sirs, what must I do to be saved?” Others are watching, by the way you live and by what you do, are others able to see God.

Jailer asks verse 29 “Sirs, what must I do to be saved?”
The urgency, the passion, the desire he had for God/to know him that he came to Paul and Silas seeking out what he must do.

Verses 31-24 talks of his household coming to Christ

Just think about the influence you have for a moment. Think about the people that know you, the people that see you most; do these people see Christ in you?

It’s not often that we get to come upon a person who comes to us with the need of the Gospel, praise God it happened. We have to go seek chances to share the Gospel, being intentional. Taking the Gospel to a lost world that usually doesn’t know they are dying. We need to wait upon the Lord, but not to the point that we become cold or lazy, no recognizing opportunities. Don’t just sit around waiting for doors of opportunities to be open, God has already given us commandments (not suggestions) to be doing until/if he calls us to doing something else, entrusted us to do something more.

Ask God for a time to share today, but also pray that your life would reflect God so much that others would come seeking, saying “Sirs(or mama), what must I do to be saved?”

The Love of Christ is to good to not share.
Seize the Oppertunites

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