18 Sep Heart to Heart with God: Day 107_Keep Spreading the Good News
by Michael Bluemling Jr.
365 Days of Reflection Towards God’s Love and Acceptance
~June 4, 2014-June 3, 2015~
Day 107- Coraopolis, Pennsylvania: Keep Spreading the Good News
Regardless of where we are at today, we have an opportunity to change a life today through our actions for the better. This can be done directly or indirectly depending on how God chooses to use us to continue to proclaim His good name. Every person that we meet today walking down the street, passing in the elevator, or at a busy airport terminal in line waiting to get a quick bite to eat was there for a specific reason by God. If we ignore our surroundings and miss opportunities, we are wasting time that could be used to further spread the Word of God.
We have to walk around with our eyes wide open and have the spirit of a child. In the Gospel of Mark we are taught, “And they were bringing children to Him so that He might touch them; but the disciples rebuked them. But when Jesus saw this, He was indignant and said to them, “Permit the children to come to Me; do not hinder them; for the kingdom of God belongs to such as these. Truly I say to you, whoever does not receive the kingdom of God like a child will not enter it at all”. We are instructed to be childlike and when we approach new or different people in our lives we have to remove prejudice and treat that person how God would treat them, regardless of how different from us we think that they may be.
Everyone is entitled to receive the same treatment from one person to the next. That treatment is to be loved and respected no matter what. God teaches us to spread the good news to all. In 1 Corinthians God specifically teaches us, “For if I preach the gospel, I have nothing to boast of, for I am under compulsion; for woe is me if I do not preach the gospel. For if I do this voluntarily, I have a reward; but if against my will, I have a stewardship entrusted to me”. Speaking about God and impacting lives has to come from within our hearts. We must also have a true and sincere willingness for the message to be effective. How will we use our gifts today, no matter where we are in the world, to help someone become closer to our God and Father in Heaven through Jesus Christ our Lord and Savior?
Reflection Day #107
Three takeaways towards your journey with God: