Passage: 1 Thessalonians 1:1-10
Verse: 1 Thessalonians 1:4-5 (NIV 2011)
For we know, brothers and sisters loved by God, that he has chosen you, because our gospel came to you not simply with words but also with power, with the Holy Spirit and deep conviction.
Isn’t it something to know that we, as believers, have been chosen by God! He has chosen to work through us, His servants, to reach others who have yet chosen to believe in Jesus, the Christ. The gospel of the Lord Jesus Christ is powerful. May we be empowered by the work of the Holy Spirit to reach out to others for the glory of God and for the building of His kingdom. Way we be the witnesses, in this day… at this time… and under these societal conditions, that will point others toward an acceptance of God’s free gift of grace and life. May our witness be a guiding example of how the Lord would have us live our lives in the world. May we sense the presence of the Holy Spirit at work in us and those around us. (inspired by Reflecting God – Devotions for Holy Living, WordAction Publishing Company)