We were challenged today at church to make an impact for Christ. I pray that the Lord will use me to make an impact. I want more then anything to be used by God. I pray each day that God will take the words I type and He will use them to help myself as well as others.
Faith in Jesus is the absolutely crucial response to God's grace and is such a life-transforming blessing. For the jailer, faith meant hearing the gospel of Jesus as Lord and responding by believing that message, being baptized immediately, demonstrating a life change, and sharing in fellowship with other believers. Imagine going from being the jailer over men to washing their wounds in your own home! Think about being responsible for the painful incarceration of men, then having these men baptize you and your family that same night! Imagine locking in chains men who would later sit at your table sharing a meal! Isn't God incredible! Isn't his grace indescribable! No wonder we rejoice when those who are lost truly believe! Life is forever different
“Sirs, what must I do to be saved?” They replied, “Believe in the Lord Jesus, and you will be saved—you and your household.” Then they spoke the word of the Lord to him and to all the others in his house. At that hour of the night the jailer took them and washed their wounds; then immediately he and all his family were baptized.
— Acts 16:30-32
Dear Lord thank you for the surprises you have brought to us by your grace. Please bless us as we try to share your grace by presenting the Gospel of Jesus this week to those we love. In the name of the Jesus I pray. Amen.