Earlier today on Bellshill Salvation Army Band’s Facebook page I shared some devotions. I’d like to share those devotions with you tonight.
Last weekend we celebrated the death and subsequent resurrection of Jesus. During our worship at Bellshill Salvation Army on Sunday, we were encouraged to celebrate our risen Saviour every day, not just at Easter.
But you shall receive power when the Holy Spirit comes upon you. And you shall be My witnesses in Jerusalem, and in all Judea and Samaria, and to the ends of the earth.Acts 1:8 (Modern English Version)
As Christians we are required to be God’s witnesses wherever and whatever we are doing. That means we each should be God’s witness in whatever way God can use us, and that can be in a way we would traditionally think of, or maybe in other innovative ways.
Here’s an example I recently read of some people who were innovative about their approach to witnessing.
God gave my friend Jennifer a burden for waitresses. Once every two weeks, Jennifer and her Christian friends regularly meet for lunch, but before they choose a restaurant, they pray. Once it’s decided where to lunch, they sit down and strike up a friendly chat with the waitress. They learn her name and ask for her suggestions from the menu.
Jennifer and her friends visit the same restaurant at least five times, asking the maitre d’ that they be given the same waitress. After so many luncheons, the women become friends with the waitress and invite her to church. Jennifer and her friends have been witnessing this way for years and after visiting scores of restaurants—and as many waitresses—they have seen fifteen women come to Christ.
Jennifer is only doing what’s required of her from Acts 1:8, so we shouldn’t think she’s amazing. But what is amazing is her creativity. She and her friends not only have fun together over lunch, but they make an outreach of it. Waitresses are, in fact, their main reason for getting together.
No matter where we go or whom we meet, we can have an effective outreach for Christ in our community. No, Jennifer will never organize a group called “Eating Out for Jesus,” or plan a budget or print up brochures. But she will keep on doing what comes naturally: being a witness for the Lord.Excerpt from ‘Diamonds in the Dust’ by Joni Eareckson Tada
As members of Bellshill Salvation Army Band, we have a unique opportunity to be witnesses for God by sharing his message through our music. Have you found your way to be God’s witness?