Hello everyone! It’s a gorgeous fall day today. The perfect day to talk some more about our friend Tabitha, whose story is in Acts chapter 9 in God’s Word.
So we’ve talked about how she built a ministry, and how she drew the women to her. Today I want to focus on a few words in verse 39. It says she did all of these things WHILE SHE WAS HERE.
It seems we get caught up in our day to day life and think, I will start that tomorrow… But then tomorrow turns into, next month, and next month turns into next year, and then before you know it we never think about it anymore.
I can’t tell you how many times I’ve thought, “I’m going to go see___________, and just encourage them. Then something comes up and I don’t go. So many times death has come to that person before I could get there, and feel so bad because I didn’t go when the thought came to my mind. You know what I mean?
Tabitha got busy for Christ and she took every opportunity to minister on a daily basis, whether at the grocery story, at church, out on the streets. She was putting into action the ministry Jesus had placed on her mind and in her heart. She was doing it while she was here.
I love that her ministry grew and everyone in Joppa knew about Tabitha. The love of Jesus was seeping out of her and drew others to her.
God has been convicting my heart about this very thing. The New Testament again and again tells us to go into the world with the gospel. We are the hands and feet of Jesus to this world.
I am working fervently on all the things God has been placing on my heart. I want to share Jesus and His hope with those in the world who desperately need to hear that He loves them. I want to use the gifts God has blessed me with to share Him in this world.
Today could you spend some time praying about what you have that you could use to share Jesus with someone else?
When God shows you the what and the how, it’s time to put it into action. Go do it!
It’s time for us as Christians to get busy about our Father’s work. He created us to serve Him. There is a world who needs to know that Jesus loves them. There are those who went to bed last night wondering why they were created. They need to know of the hope found only in Jesus Christ.
There are those who are trying to fill the void in their lives with drugs, alcohol, and sex. They need to know Jesus is the only one who can fill the void in their hearts.
There are those dealing with all kinds of grief and want to give up. They need to know there is always hope in Christ.
Today I challenge you to determine to use the gifts God has given you, and step out in faith and share Jesus with this world while you are here.
I heard a pastor say, “One day this life will all be past, but only what’s done for Christ will last.”
I want to make a mark for Christ. Will you join me? I want to make a mark for Christ WHILE I’M HERE.
Join me here next week as we dig deeper into the story of Tabitha together. I can’t wait to study with you! Have a great week.