In And Out Of Season - The One Year Daily Moments of Strength

In And Out Of Season

He never left them without evidence of himself and his goodness. For instance, he sends you rain and good crops and gives you food and joyful hearts.

Acts 14:17

SO THE CHRISTMAS SEASON IS OVER, and though you may be glad that the world can get back to normal, you at least have to admit that there is an increase of spiritual awareness or openness during December. It’s easy to invite a coworker to church for the special music, or to a Christmas Eve service. But now that it’s January, are there no more opportunities to witness to people?

All times are God’s seasons. A discerning Christian can learn many ways to sow seeds of God’s love. But like good farmers, we need to know whether it’s time to plant, whether the crop needs some watering or sunshine, whether it needs to be weeded a little, or whether it is ripe for harvest. All of these are critical points in the timeline of someone’s journey toward Christ. So, what seasons of opportunity are coming up soon?

  • Super Bowl. Though it’s great to be a champion on the field, it can sometimes be a struggle to be a champion off the field. Start a conversation with a coworker or a friend about the importance of being consistent in all areas of our lives.
  • Daytona 500. Reflect with a colleague about the endurance that NASCAR drivers must have and how the real-life race can be even tougher.
  • March Madness. Google the story of basketball stars Jack Twyman and Maurice Stokes, and discuss with a friend the kind of love it took for Jack to adopt Maurice.

BOTTOM LINE

Ask God to give you the words and the heart to share His love with others.

Moment of Strength: 1 Peter 3:15

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