Hello my friends! I hope your week has been full of God encounters and sweet moments in His Word. I have a nugget to share with you before we launch into worship. I just looooooooove this one too, because even though Jesus told this to the disciples, explaining the resistance and persecution they would come against as they shared the gospel, it applies to us today. Take a look:
"And so you will bear testimony to me. But make up your mind not to worry beforehand how you will defend yourselves. For I will give you words and wisdom that none of your adversaries will be able to resist or contradict." — Luke 21:12-19
SUMites, I have found this to be true. I love the first part where Jesus tells them NOT to figure out how they will defend themselves ahead of time. Think about that a moment. Logic tells us to be prepared, right? But Jesus is saying don't. He, through His Holy Spirit, would give the disciples words and wisdom and He does this for us today as well. It's up to us to trust Him for this and ask for it. And He will give us the words we need!
King Jesus, we want to follow You and do what You say, just as You did with the Father. Give us words and wisdom in our marriages, at work, with friends—any place we encounter resistance to You and our faith. We love You so much, Jesus, and our hearts desire is to share Your love with others as You guide us to do so. In Your Holy and abundant name, amen!
If you haven't checked out our new forums at our new MismatchedandThriving.com site, please do. Teresa is leading a Bible study there for us, using our book, Winning Him Without Words, to launch from. It's a great place to join discussions and grow in faith! Her first question is a great one! Click HERE to check it out.
Have an amazing weekend, my friends! Remember, trust and believe!
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