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Proclaim from the rooftops-His Love!

27 Jan Posted by in Inspiration | 1 comment
Proclaim from the rooftops-His Love!
 

A recent custom of writers is to adopt a word for the year. We usually do this by allowing God to plant that word in our hearts, and then studying His Word to determine how it affects our lives. This year, I felt that my word was “Proclaim”. I thought that this meant that I should use every available method to spread God’s message. I have been rather timid in the past, and I was not certain that everyone who was reading my words could tell that I was a Christian.

Luke 12:3 (KJV) reinforces this idea. It says “Therefore whatsoever ye have spoken in darkness shall be heard in the light; and that which ye have spoken in the ear in closets shall be proclaimed upon the housetops.” When we are typing in the dark of night, or speaking into the ears of our phones, our message will be heard, or read everywhere. We need to be sure that it is the right message, that it spreads God’s word and is not just empty talk that does no one any good, or even worse, leads someone astray.

So, I had resolved to be more joyful in utilizing every available method to spread the message, like the angels in the second chapter of Luke(v.14) who came along in multitudes to praise Him. “Glory to God in the highest, and on earth peace, good will toward men.”

As is so often the case, though, further study made me realize that there is more to spreading His word than using social media. The life we live says as much as any written or spoken word. As we find in Proverbs 20:6 (KJV) “Most men will proclaim every man his own goodness, but a faithful man, who can find?”

So, what is the key, what message can our lives speak? Today, I heard a man tell of his conversion from a way of life where he “spent all my time hating others” to the truth and eternal salvation offered by Christ. The man interviewing him asked, “What was the tipping point? What convinced you that you wanted to be a follower of Christ?”  His answer- “It was the Love. I couldn’t believe that these Christians didn’t want to fight with me to convince me that I was wrong and they were right. They just promised to keep praying that God would open my heart to the truth.” I found a reference to this strategy in Deuteronomy 20:10: “When thou comest nigh unto a city to fight against it, then proclaim peace to it.”

Without love, we are the infamous clanging cymbals mentioned in the 13th chapter of First Corinthians.

So this year, as I set about proclaiming His truth to all that will listen, or read my words, may my life proclaim the perfect Love of Christ.

 

 

  1. Nichole Hall (@MNicholeHall)01-28-15

    I like the word proclaim. And as you stated, there are different ways to proclaim Christ. Each person’s story and situation is unique experience has shown me that proclaiming the truth through love is most effective. Great post!

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