Daily Devotions

Let others see God in you!

February 12, 2018

“Let us go with you, for we have heard that God is with you.”     Zec 8:23 NKJV

 

The prophet Zechariah writes, “Many peoples and strong nations shall come to seek the Lord…saying, ‘Let us go with you, for we have heard that God is with you’” (vv. 22-23 NKJV). When people see God at work in your life, they’ll be drawn to you. It happened to a short-order cook named Nicholas Herman. Dissatisfied with his life, he worried constantly about whether or not he was even saved. Then one day as he studied a tree, he was struck by the truth in Psalm 1:3: that the secret to growing spiritually lies in being rooted and grounded in God. So he decided to make his life an experiment in what he termed “the habitual, silent, secret conversation of the soul with God.” Today he’s better known as Brother Lawrence, the name his friends gave him. Chances are, you’ve heard of him and his writings. Although he spent his life in obscurity working in a monastery kitchen, how he interacted with God caused people from around the world to long to know God like he did. His friends said he “found God everywhere…as much while repairing shoes as…praying with the community.” And after he died they compiled a book of his letters and conversations called The Practice of the Presence of God. It’s one of the most widely read books of the last four centuries. Jesus said, “If I am lifted up…will draw all peoples to Myself” (Jn 12:32 NKJV). The more you cultivate the presence of God in your life, the more others will be attracted to Him. So, let others see God in you!

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account_circle Sacha Mugisha

Love the content as always! However, if I may, I would like to ask a question that's unrelated to this post that Pastor's sermon on Sunday raised for me. He ended his sermon in the first service with the verse in 1 Peter 2 that talks about the dog that returns to its vomit. My question is, when a person is born again, can they lose their salvation by going back to their vomit, so to speak? The main reason I'm asking is for teaching purposes; I have no intention of going back to my vomit, believe me. Thanks very much!