Friday, November 18th, 2016 we’re thinking about how being a Kingdom Worker affects your world. The resources for today’s challenge are all here for you to engage in the place of the world that God has you:
KINGDOM WORK AFFECTS YOUR WORLD
By Tina Ramirez
As kingdom workers, each day we step into a spiritual
battleground for the souls of man. Injustice, pain, bondage, and
persecution surround us as humanity rejects God’s kingdom and
prevent others from following Jesus. I see this reality every
day in the religious persecution facing three-fourths of the
world’s population. And yet, in the midst of this darkness, God
uses us to bring freedom, hope and justice to people all over the
world through the power of the Holy Spirit at work within us.
We cannot end persecution, but we can pray for those in chains,
we can stand with them, and we can teach others to do the same.
And through these things, we can change the world for many people
who are suffering – even those who do not yet know Christ.
The Bible says every Christian will be persecuted for bearing
Jesus’ name. Some may find this discouraging but just because we
cannot change how the world treats us does not mean we should not
do something about it. When Paul was imprisoned for spreading
the Gospel, he appealed to Caesar as a Roman citizen and he later
told believers to remember those in chains as if you yourself
were imprisoned with them (Hebrews 13:3).
Therefore, since we have such freedom, let us pray for those who
are being persecuted and stand with them. And let’s use our
resources to defend their right to worship God and to live freely
as individuals made in God’s image. And when we do this for
every person – even those who do not yet know Christ – we can
change the world one person at a time.
We have an opportunity to encourage the world that our Savior
understands their suffering and loves them. Our Lord and Savior,
Jesus Christ, has already conquered the world and is changing
lives every day through those who commit themselves to His
kingdom and glory.
Tina Ramirez is the founder of Hardwired. You can help her equip
and serve the persecuted church at http://www.hardwiredglobal.org
KINGDOM WORER CHALLENGE: kw7-challenge-world
KINGDOM WORKER CONVERSATION:
KINGDOM WORKER WORSHIP: Download the following resource for worship songs related to living out being a Kingdom Worker in your world: kw7-worship-world
KINGDOM WORKER AUDIO DEVOTIONAL: