trACker number371 Faith Is Contagious but We Need To Open Our Mouths Before It Will Spread
by Dudley Anderson 8/15/2011 / Devotionals
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15 August 2011
Dear God Tracker
Faith Is Contagious but We Need To Open Our Mouths Before It Will Spread
As I sat sipping a large Americano in my favourite coffee shop a patron at a table nearby gave a hearty sneeze. She sensibly sneezed into a tissue but as I watched her recompose herself I thought about a recent advertising campaign that warned of the dangers of spreading colds and flu in public places by sneezing. Colds and flu are very contagious diseases and, unless one constrains himself or herself, it is very easy to spread a cold to those nearby.
Got me thinking about the gospel. Faith is a very contagious commodity that, once contracted, will change a person's life forever. The scripture tells us that faith comes by hearing the message of Christ. The message of Christ is the Good News that Jesus took the consequences of sin upon himself when he died in our place on the cross. The grace of God is shown by Jesus' death and his power to raise Christ from the dead. Faith in this message produces new life. And this message is spread through the lips of those who have already contracted faith.
Jesus commissioned us to be his witnesses throughout the world. If you know Christ as Lord then you have already moved from condemnation to mercy, from legal bondage to grace and from a death sentence to abundant life. If you know Christ as Lord then you are contaminated with faith, a faith that comes by the Good News. If you know Christ as Lord then you have a responsibility to spread this Good News to those around you so that they too may have the chance to be infected with faith. Faith is contagious but we need to open our mouths before it will spread.
Our hope is that, by sharing experiences in tracking the will of God, we will draw closer to him and discover the awesome value of walking with God. Let us know what you think by e-mailing firstname.lastname@example.org God knows the plans he has for you. So go ahead and track them!
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Verse of the Week
Day after day, in the temple courts and from house to house, they never stopped teaching and proclaiming the good news that Jesus is the Christ.
Quote of the Week
A Sample of Dudley's Fave Quotes.
"Preach faith till you have it; and then, because you have it, preach faith." --- Peter Bohler to John Wesley
Don't Give-up, Look-up!
Look-up and Fix Your Eyes On Jesus!
I Am Witness That You Are God
I have revealed and saved and proclaimed--I, and not some foreign god among you. You are my witnesses," declares the LORD, "that I am God.
"O my Lord, thank you that the Good News of the message of Christ has developed faith in me. That Good News is the news Jesus died for my sin and rose again to set me free from sin, Satan and death. Your word has commissioned me to spread this Good News at every chance I have. Help me to share my faith as much as I can. Help me to not cover my lips with my hand as though I were sneezing, when I share your word. Help me to be ready at all times to spread the Gospel so that those around me will contract faith by my words. Lord, I am witness that you are God. Amen."
Dudley began writing for radio. He currently presents for UCB UK and writes a weekly devotional called, trACker. trACker reaches hundreds of people and is published online. Dudley also pastors a church in the UK. More at: www.godtracker.co.uk