Pastor's Post for October

The Power of Your Faith

Do you know that your faith can influence others to follow Jesus? God has blessed all of us with a circle of people to influence. Whether it be our family, friends, or random people we meet, God has a plan for all of our relationships. You may think, “I don’t know what to say” when asked about your faith. All you have to say is the truth. Share with others what your life was like before meeting Jesus, how you came to know Jesus as your Savior and how your life is different after becoming a Christian. Also, you can show Jesus’ love by your actions.

In Luke 7 we read of an occurrence where Jesus was teaching and the crowd was packed. Four friends knew that Jesus had been healing people. They loved their friend who was paralyzed so they took his mat, went to the roof and lowered him at Jesus’ feet. Notice what Jesus says next . . .

Seeing their faith, Jesus said to the man, “Young man, your sins are forgiven.” (Luke 7:20)

The faith the friends placed in Jesus to heal their friend made the difference. Jesus forgave the man of his sins, then told him to get up and walk. May I encourage you today to use your faith to bring others to Jesus. Your words, actions and deeds, can make a difference in someone's life. God may use your faith in Jesus to reach those who need spiritual and physical healing. Pray for God to give you that opportunity, then make yourself available for Him to use you.

In Him,

Pastor James