Hebrews 11:1 (NKJV)
“Now faith is the substance of things hoped for, the evidence of things not seen.”
Vacations make some of the greatest memories. The anticipation of the trip could be one of the best parts. Before my husband and I left for Africa; I wrote a prayer in my travel journal and asked for opportunities to share my faith.
Church mission trips to different parts of the world are not the only mission fields. They can also be while on vacation or close to home. No matter where I am, the Spirit guides me when and where to take action declaring my faith. If the Spirit prompts me to ask whether I can pray for someone or tell them about the hope in Jesus, I will.
Jesus commanded Peter three times to feed His sheep. Throughout the Bible, we see the Lord describing His Word as food for His people. Peter wasn’t an educated man or an experienced preacher. By stepping out in faith, he spoke to the people of Israel about Jesus performing miracles and Jesus raising people back to life. Peter confessed Christ was both the Lord and the Messiah. He did not know his words would pierce the crowd’s hearts. — Peter obeyed Jesus’s command and the Spirit blessed his obedience.
God’s Spirit in us will give us what we need to share our faith. Luke 12:12 (MSG) says, “The Holy Spirit will give you the right words when the time comes.”
While talking with other travelers on the return flight, I made several comments about how God works in our lives. No one responded. While walking in poverty-stricken areas, I offered prayer to the sick and hungry. They were not interested. I didn’t take it personally. What was important was to live out my faith when prompted by the Spirit. Without faith, it is impossible to please God.
We love because God first loved us. It is the love of God that initiates our faith. Obeying Him is essential, but a Christian’s motivation for obedience is love. Step out in faith and witness to the people the Lord puts in your path. Let faith and the Spirit be your guide.
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Our time to live our faith is now. What does having faith mean to you?
When was the last time you witnessed to someone on vacation?