Wednesday, July 30, 2014

When others reject our faith

Paul gives a detailed account of his conversion in Acts 22:17 and he teaches us something very interesting in the middle of this.

 “Now it happened, when I returned to Jerusalem and was praying in the temple, that I was in a trance  and saw Him saying to me, ‘Make haste and get out of Jerusalem quickly, for they will not receive your testimony concerning Me.’”

The “Him” Paul saw was Jesus.

Has this ever happened to you?

You were talking to someone or a group of people and they did NOT receive your testimony about Jesus? Aren’t we always just a little bewildered as to why?

Whether we lean toward Predestination or not, as we are share our faith with someone, we are sharing something we know to be the absolute truth. It’s difficult to comprehend how they can reject that. It’s true, we know it is. Why don’t they?

I’m sharing this to remind myself and you that sometimes it’s not in our hands and it doesn’t matter how eloquent we are or how many perfect Scriptures we can pull up at just the right time. God is bigger and He is seeing all of this in advance. If it breaks our hearts it certainly “can” break His too but we rest in His will and His foreknowledge like an infant that does not need to concern herself with matters that are far beyond her comprehension.

Rest in the Lord’s will, it’s easier to do than you may aware.

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