Day 15 - God Empowers You to Build His Kingdom

Rather, as servants of God we commend ourselves in every way: in great endurance; in troubles, hardships and distresses;
2 Corinthians 6:4

...in truthful speech and in the power of God; with weapons of righteousness in the right hand and in the left;
2 Corinthians 6:7

All Christians have a responsibility both to practice and to proclaim their 
faith. 
Evangelism 
is 
not 
optional. 
But 
what 
about 
when 
hard 
 times 
come? 
Don’t 
we 
get 
a 
break? 
Aren’t 
we 
exempt 
from 
the 
“Great 
 Commission”—at 
least 
until 
our 
lives 
calm 
down?

Not 
really. 
Trials 
aren’t 
an 
excuse 
for 
not 
sharing 
our 
faith;; 
on 
the 
 contrary, 
they 
are 
an 
opportunity 
to 
speak 
out 
for 
God. 
The 
apostle 
Paul 
 says 
as 
much 
in 
the 
passage 
above. 
It 
is 
during 
these 
times 
that 
God 
 gives 
us 
the 
strength 
to 
endure 
in 
order 
to 
keep 
going 
in 
our 
task 
of 
 kingdom 
building. 
In 
fact 
our 
endurance 
fuels 
our 
message.

Trials 
didn’t 
stop 
Paul 
from 
announcing 
the 
Good 
News;; 
they 
should 
not 
 deter 
us 
either.

God’s Promise to Me
•I 
have 
forgiven 
your 
sin 
and 
reconciled 
you 
to 
myself.
•I 
have 
given 
you 
Good 
News 
to 
share 
with 
others.

My Prayer to God
God, 
you 
have 
given 
the 
gospel 
to 
me 
so 
that 
I 
might 
show 
it 
and 
share 
 it. 
Help 
me 
to 
see 
beyond 
my 
problems 
today, 
to 
my 
real 
purpose— building 
your 
kingdom. 
Give 
me 
creativity 
in 
using 
my 
struggles 
to 
 speak 
for 
you.

teddy allen

2010 Gingerwood Pl, Fairfield, CA, 94534, United States