Many of us started attending church from an early age. Have we started practicing what we have been learning from our pastors? If not, why not? We have taken so much from God and We need to give back to Heaven too – our life, talent, and time. Going to church is one thing, being the doers of the words is another thing.
“But be ye doers of the word, and not hearers only, deceiving your own selves.– James 1:22-25.
23 For if any be a hearer of the word and not a doer, he is like unto a man beholding his natural face in a glass:
24 For he beholdeth himself, and goeth his way, and straightway forgetteth what manner of man he was.
25 But whoso looketh into the perfect law of liberty, and continueth therein, he being not a forgetful hearer, but a doer of the work, this man shall be blessed in his deed.”
There is something amazing about Christ and His way, it is the fellowship of love and truth. The love of God brings hearts together in the name of the Lord and encourage true fellowship. Sharing that love from person to person, house to house, village to town to the city is what some of us are trying to do.
We are a group of women from different denominations who delight in sharing our faith with others. When you value what you have, you are not ashamed to make it known.
Last week we headed to the beautiful Town of Lacombe. Although the day started with snow, as we hit the road, our path became clearer. A family had opened their home to us for fellowshipping and sharing Christ with the invited friends and neighbors.
As the February edition was on ‘Touching the Hem of His Garment,” we read from the Book of Luke 8:41-56. Before this period, we had shared who God is to us and reviewed our encounters with Him.
We talked about the unique faith of that woman with the issue of blood. She knew what she wanted in the midst of the crowd. She would not allow the multitude to stand between her and Jesus who holds her miracle. How has the Word of God been influencing us? Things happen each time we go to the presence of God. The words of God are meant to reform us, shaping us into the image of Christ. Someone said: “if you are not riding the wave of change, you’ll find yourself beneath it”.
When that woman touched the garment of Jesus, she drew power and virtue from Him in a special way that Jesus had to stop and ask who touched Him. The question is: How have we been touching Jesus?
Noise and multitude are not barriers to Jesus hearing our cry. It is a matter of heart and faith. The blind man during the earthly ministry of Jesus cried out to Him for mercy but people around Him asked him to keep quiet. They were probably thinking that Jesus was too high for a low man like him. The more people tried shutting him up, the more “he cried, saying, Jesus, thou Son of David, have mercy on me” – Luke 18:38.
We can begin to touch the hem of Christ’s garment today for various things. He is faithful and caring Saviour. Join us in our outreaches to strengthen your faith. Invite people struggling with faith in Christ, and let’s interactively fellowship together in the name of our Lord Jesus Christ!