There’s An All Seeing God Watching You


“The eyes of the Lord are in every place, keeping watch on the evil and the good.” Proverbs 15:3

We serve a real God, an active God, and an all-powerful God. Unlike the idols of men, our God our God is alive and working in the lives of men (cf. Psalm 115:4-8). One facet of His power is His omnipotence. For the believer, Proverbs 15:3 is a comforting verse, here is why:

Our All-Seeing God:

• This is referred to as omnispective and is a commonly cited attribute of God (Genesis 1:31; 2 Chronicles 16:9; Proverbs 5:21; Hebrews 4:13).
• The richest explanation of our God’s all seeing abilities is in found in Psalms 118:13-16; 139.
• God is not an idle observer; rather, He is an active “watchmen” over His people (Psalms 34:15-19; 121:3-4; 127:1).

He Keeps Watch Over the Evil:

• Evil loves the darkness to hide their wicked deeds (John 3:19, Psalm 139:11; Job 24:14-15).
• Yet, God’s eyes pierce through even the deepest darkness (Job 34:21-22; Jeremiah 16:17; 23:24; Psalm 139:12)
• What this means for us is that we do not have to seek vengeance against those who harm us. By faith we know God saw it and that He will hold the wicked accountable for their deeds (Hebrews 4:13; 1 Peter 4:1-7; Romans 12:14-21).

He Keeps Watch Over the Good:

• God keeps watch over His people (Isaiah 40:11; John 10:11, 14, 27-30).
• His watchful eyes do not negate our responsibility to watch ourselves (Matthew 26:41; Ephesians 5:15; 2 Peter 3:14).
• What this means for us as Christians is that we can boldly practice our deeds in secret because God is all seeing. Rather than trumpeting our deeds, as if God cannot or will not see them, we can by faith know our God will see and He will reward our good deeds done in secret (Matthew 6:1-18; 1 Corinthians 15:58; Hebrews 6:9-12; 11:6).

We serve an all-seeing God. Let’s take comfort in this truth and by faithfully serve Him, by not taking vengeance when wronged, and by not trumpeting our good deeds. If I can help you with any spiritual matter, email me at clay@claygentry.com.

6 Lessons From Hitting Rock Bottom


Rock BottomThere are two powerful emotions that motivate people to make dramatic changes in their lives:inspiration and desperation. It is often the case; a person finds their greatest inspiration in the most desperate of situations. When a person hits rock bottom, and they reach the lowest point in their lives, they are awakened to the reality that their lives must change. God’s word is full of examples of men and women who hit rock bottom:

David – 2 Samuel 11-12:23

Elijah – 1 Kings 19:1-18

Manasseh – 2 Chronicles 33:10-13

Jonah – Jonah 1:1-2:10

Judas – Matthew 27:3-10

The Rich Young Ruler – Mark 10:17-31

Tax Collectors and Sinners – Luke 5:29-32

The Sinful Woman – Luke 7:36-50

The Prodigal Son – Luke 15:11-24

Peter – Luke 22:31-34, 54-62

Paul – Acts 9:1-19

There are 6 lessons that we need to learn from these Biblical examples of hitting rock bottom:

#1 – Different People Have Different Rock Bottoms:

In recovery circles there are what are called, “low rock bottoms” and “high rock bottoms.” Let me explain the difference. The “low rock bottom” describes a situation where a person, because of their actions, has lost all their stuff: job, possessions, and relationships. On the other hand, a “high rock bottom” describes a situation where a person has not lost their stuff, but a crisis has forced them to evaluate the consequences of their actions. What is consistent in both situations is that a person has hit rock bottom, and they are saying to themselves, “I’ve got to change.”

We see those differences reflected in the examples we citied in the introduction. Elijah’s rock bottom was different from Jonah’s, which was different from the Prodigal’s, which was different than Paul’s. Some rock bottom moments come after incredible highs; sometimes they are the result of our own stubbornness or pride. While other times, rock bottoms can be merely crisis of conscience. Just as we have been endowed by our Creator with individual personalities (Psalm 139:13-16), we have different rock bottoms. I say all that to set up our next point.

#2 – Do not Judge Others When They Find God at Their Rock Bottom.

Because we all have different rock bottoms, there is a great temptation to judge others based on our own experience. If you experienced a “high rock bottom”, the temptation is to judge those who find God at a “low rock bottom.” For example, if your rock bottom was a crisis of conscience that you experienced on a church pew, there is a great temptation to judge those who found God when they hit rock bottom in jail as being less than genuine in their repentance and unworthy of receiving forgiveness. This was the modus operandi of the Pharisees that Jesus condemned time and time again.

When the tax collectors and sinners hit rock bottom and came to Jesus, the Pharisees complained (Luke 5:29-32). However, Jesus simply said,

“I have not come to call the righteous but sinners to repentance” (v. 32).

Who are we to judge? Jesus came to call the repentant, not the one who contemptuously looks down at others. On another occasion, a sinful woman (prostitute) hit rock bottom and came to Jesus. Simon the Pharisee judged her as unworthy of forgiveness (Luke 7:36-50). Nevertheless, Jesus simply said,

“I tell you her sins, which are many are forgiven – for she loved much. But he who is forgiven little, loves little” (v. 47).

The sin-laden person who finds Jesus in the lowest of situations is the one who will love Him the most, not the one who believes his sins are few.

Finally, Jesus drives home the point of why we shouldn’t judge others when they find God at their rock bottom in the parable of the Pharisee and the Tax Collector in Luke 18:9-14. When we hold others in contempt for finding Jesus in their rock bottom, it is a sure sign that we are trusting in ourselves for our own righteousness (ref. v. 9). While the Pharisee was thanking God that he was not like the tax collector, the tax collector was finding God at his rock bottom. Luke says,

“But the tax collector, standing far off, would not even lift up his eyes to heaven, but beat his breast, saying, ‘God, be merciful to me, a sinner!'” (v. 13).

Jesus concludes by saying,

“I tell you, this man went down to his house justified, rather than the other” (v. 14).

Do you see the irony of this situation? The Pharisee was thanking God that he was not like the very man he needed to be. Listen to our Lord’s conclusion,

“For everyone who exalts himself will be humbled, but the one who humbles himself will be exalted” (v. 15).

Why was the Pharisee not justified? Because he exalted himself above the tax collector. The consequence of his sinful action is that he will be humbled in eternity. Do you want to be right before God? Do you want to enjoy the eternal blessings of our Father? Then do not judge those who find God at a lower rock bottom than you. Rather, humble yourself, and in due time God will exalt you (ref. James 4:6, 10).

#3 – Rock Bottom is a Place to Begin to Build.

Before a contractor begins to build a building of any type, whether it is a house, or a skyscraper, he first must construct a strong foundation made of rock. In the case of large buildings, builders sink deep pilings down to bedrock. The reason for this is simple: if the building is to withstand settling and the forces of nature, it must have a solid foundation. Jesus illustrated this perfectly in Matthew 7:24-27 when He said,

“Everyone who hears these words of mine and does them will be like a wise man who built his house on the rock. And the rain fell, and the floods came, and the winds blew and beat on that house, but it did not fall because it was founded on the rock. And everyone who hears these words of mind and does not do them will be like a foolish man who built his house on the sand. And the rain fell, and the floods came, and the winds blew and beat against that house, and it fell, and great was the fall of it.”

After Manasseh hit rock bottom, with God’s help, he began to rebuild his life and his kingdom on the Rock he found at rock bottom (2 Chronicles 33:14-16, 19). When the Prodigal Son came to his senses in the pigpen, he too began to rebuild his life on that solid foundation of rock bottom (Luke 15:16-21). And do you know what Jesus expected Peter to do once he hit rock bottom? Build. Our Lord said to Peter,

“I have prayed for you that your faith may not fail. And when you have turned again, strengthen your brothers” (Luke 22:32).

Even though Peter failed miserably, his faith was never overthrown. In essence, Jesus is telling Peter, “you are going to hit rock bottom, and once you do, I want you to begin to build off that experience and strengthen your brothers.” Before Peter hit rock bottom he was building on himself, as was the case with the Prodigal Son and Manasseh. However, building on self is like building on sand, and those who do that will fall and great will be their fall. There is only one place where we can build upon that is our rock, Jesus Christ, and that is at rock bottom (cf. Matthew 5:3-6).

#4 – Do not Protect Others From Hitting Rock Bottom.

We have just established that the benefit of hitting rock bottom is that it is the perfect place to begin to rebuild our lives. We know this is true, yet too often, we try to protect our loved ones from hitting rock bottom. This is the classic behavior of an enabler. The enabler protects their loved one from hitting rock bottom, and therefore, keeps them from thing they need in order to change their lives. In the process, the enabler becomes their loved one’s foundation. As we have already established, we are like sand, and if our spiritual house is built on sand, it will fall and great will be its fall.

It is interesting to note that the book of Proverbs offers all sorts of advice on parenting, yet never once does it instruct parents to keep their children from hitting rock bottom by fixing the children’s problems. God did not keep Manassah from hitting rock bottom, and neither did the father of the Prodigal. Even Jesus did not keep Peter from hitting rock bottom when he denied knowing Him. Rather, God, and the Father in Luke 15, and Jesus, knew their loved ones had to hit rock bottom in order to change.

I think we fear what will happen to our loved ones if they hit rock bottom. I understand that. There is a real possibility that when they hit rock bottom they will not recover. That happened to the Rich Young Ruler (Mark 10:17-31) and to Judas (Matthew 27:3-10). However, we must put all of that into God’s hands and not protect our loved ones from the very thing that will help them: hitting rock bottom.

#5 – Finding God at Rock Bottom Does not Remove the Consequences of Your Actions.

I remember once helping a friend through a rock bottom moment. His finances were in shambles, wife had left him, and she had taken the kids with her. He told me that he had been praying to God that if God would just make everything all right, he would serve Him forever. What my friend failed to realize was that finding God at rock bottom did not remove the consequences of his actions. He needed to serve God no matter if his wife came back or not. Sometimes we have to live with the consequences of the actions that drove us to our rock bottom.

Even though King David had bitterly repented at his rock bottom moment in 2 Samuel 11-12:23 he had to live with the consequences of his action: the sword would never depart from his house (12:10-12) and the death of his newborn son (12:14-23). Manasseh is another example. While at his rock bottom, he had found God and turned his life around. But it was too late for Manasseh to reverse the evil example he had set for his son. The text says,

“And [Amon] did what was evil in the sight of the Lord, as Manasseh his father had done. Amon sacrificed to all the images that Manasseh his father had made, and served him” (2 Chronicles 33:22).

Even the apostle Paul had to live with the fact that at first other Christians did not trust him because of his past sins (ref. Acts 9:13; 26).

Just because we turn to God at rock bottom does not mean that He will bar us from suffering the consequences of our actions, and that is okay. Rather than being discouraged, let us take on the spirit of Job as he was hitting rock bottom,

The Lord gave, and the Lord has taken away; blessed be the name of the Lord” (Job 1:21).

Remember the promise of God is that He will work all things together for good for those who love Him (ref. Romans 8:28). Therefore, when we hit rock bottom, our concern must be on serving the Lord, regardless of whether or not we will suffer the consequences of our sinful actions.

#6 – Never Forget Your Rock Bottoms.

There is no doubt that all of our rock bottoms are painful moments in our lives. However, we should never forget the emotions, or the pain of those times. I say this for two reasons:

One, you can use your rock bottom moments to teach and strengthen others so they can avoid the pain and hurt that you experienced. That is the gist of David’s words in Psalm 32:8-9 and Jesus’ words to Peter in Luke 22:32. This would be in keeping with what I’ve always called, The Commission for the Rest of Us in Mark 5:19,

“Go home to your friends and tell them how much the Lord has done for you, and how he has had mercy on you.”

Rather than burying your rock bottom moments, share with others how the Lord raised you up from your rock bottom.

Second, if we forget what it was like to be at rock bottom, we are doomed to repeat the behaviors that sent us there in first place. Rest assured we will hit rock bottom again, and the second time around will be worse than the first. Peter drives this point home in 2 Peter 2:20 when he says,

“For if, after they have escaped the defilements of the world through the knowledge of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ, they are again entangled in them and overcome, the last state has become worse for them than the first.”

Hitting rock bottom is hard. However, those moments of desperation can be the catalyst for great inspiration if we will turn to Christ. If you have not come to Jesus, let today be your rock bottom. You do not have to be like the Manasseh or the Prodigal; you do not have to go that low before you open your eyes to Christ. You can be like Paul or the Philippian Jailer, have a crisis of conscience, and give your life to Christ today. Wherever you are at in this world, Christ desires you, and if I can help you in any spiritual way email me at clay@claygentry.com. God bless.

Be Imitators of God


Ephesians 5:1 is rather plain, “Be imitators of God.” As God’s children, we have no higher calling or purpose in life than to be like of heavenly Father. The Way of Christ is designed to reproduce godliness in our lives and therefore mold us and shape us into the image of God. Let’s examine four areas of our lives where we are specifically called to imitate God:

Be Imitators of God by Comforting One Another:

“Blessed be the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, the Father of mercies and God of all comfort, who comforts us in all our afflictions, so that we may be able to comfort those who are in any affliction, with the comfort with which we ourselves are comforted by God.” (2 Corinthians 1:3-4)

God is the ultimate source of comfort, but His comfort is not a means to an end in itself. According to Paul, God’s comfort has a twofold purpose. First, God’s comfort sustains us through our own afflictions. And second, the comfort God gives us serves to empower us to comfort others during their afflictions. When we comfort others by “weep[ing] with those who weep” (Romans 12:15) we are imitating God.

Paul takes the idea of comforting one another, one step further when he reminded the Corinthians that:

“For just as the body is one and has many members, and all the members of the body, though many, are one body, so it is with Christ… [Therefore] If one member suffers, all suffer together… Now you are the body of Christ and individually members of it.” (1 Corinthians 12:12, 26-27).

The Hebrew writer builds on this sentiment when he said:

“Remember those who are in prison, as though in prison with them, and those who are mistreated, since you also are in the body” (Hebrews 13:3).

Why do we comfort one another during times of affliction and grief? Because God has comforted us and because God has united us together as a body of believers through His son, therefore, we comfort one another.

Be Imitators of God by Loving One Another:

“‘A new commandment I give you, that you love one another: just as I have loved you, you also are to love one another. By this people will know that you are My disciples, if you have love for one another.’” (John 13:34; cf. 15:12)

The commandment to love one another was not new; Leviticus 19:18 commanded loving one’s neighbor as oneself (cf. Matthew 22:34-40). However, Jesus’ command was dramatically different. His command called for His disciples to model their love for one another after His love for them. In essence Jesus is saying “imitate my kind of love.” There’s no doubt that the ultimate expression of Jesus’ love for His disciples was His willingness to lay down His life for them. So if we are going to imitate His love, then we must be willing to die for one another (cf. John 15:12-13; 1 John 3:16). But we don’t encounter this situation every day, perhaps, we may never have to express our love for one another this way.

So let’s explore this on a practical, day-to-day level. Again, Jesus said, “Love one another as I have loved you.” Look at how Jesus loved them. He loved Philip even when Philip, after all the time they spent together, just didn’t understand who Jesus was (ref. John 14:8-9). He loved Peter, even though Peter rebuked Him (ref. Matthew 16:21-23). Jesus still loved them all even after they had abandoned Him (ref. Mark 14:27, 31b, 50). So on a practical level, Jesus is saying love one another even when others disappoint you, rebuke you, or turn their back you. Why? Because that is how Jesus loved, and that is how He loves still. But you might be saying, “I can’t do that.” Then you need to hear the Spirit’s word from 1 John 4:20-21:

“If anyone says, ‘I love God,’ and hates his brother, he is a liar; for he who does not love his brother whom he has seen cannot love God whom he has not seen. And this command we have from Him: whoever loves God must also love his brother.”

A claim to love God is a delusion if not accompanied by unselfish love for others. If we are going to be imitators of God, then we must love one another as God loves us. There’s no other way around it.

Be Imitators of God by Forgiving One Another:

“Put on then, as God’s chosen ones, holy and beloved, compassionate hearts, kindness, humility, meekness, and patience, bearing with one another and, if one has a complaint against another, forgiving each other; as the Lord has forgiven you, so you also must forgive.” (Colossians 3:12-13)

Because God, the model of forgiveness, has completely and totally forgiven us of our sins, then as believers we must be willing to forgive one another. This is really about dispensing mercy. Jesus said in Luke 6:36, “Be merciful, even as your heavenly Father is merciful.” James builds on this by saying, “For judgment is without mercy to one who has shown no mercy. Mercy triumphs over judgment” (2:13). The one, who shows mercy, by forgiving one another, will themselves receive forgiveness from God and avoid His judgment (ref. Matthew 6:12, 14-15).

Additionally, in the parable of the Unforgiving Servant (Matthew 18:21-35), Jesus taught that we must forgive because we have been forgiven. In Matthew 18:15-20, Jesus established principles for dealing with a brother who has sinned against you. In response to this teaching Peter asked, “‘Lord, how often will my brother sin against me, and I forgive him? As many as seven times?’” (18:21). Perhaps Peter thought he was being generous in forgiving his brother seven times, but Jesus turns Peter’s generosity on its head by replying that Peter should forgive “seventy times seven” (18:22). To illustrate His point, Jesus tells the parable of the Unforgiving Servant (18:21-35), in which one servant owes his master an astronomical amount of money, an amount he could never repay (18:24-25). However, out of pity his master forgave him the debt (18:26-27). Upon being released, the forgiven servants found another servant who owed him a paltry amount of money (in comparison to what the master had forgiven) and seized him, threw him in prison and would not show his fellow servant the same mercy that was shown him (18:28-30). As things go, word got back to the master; he summoned the forgiven servant and said to him:

“‘You wicked servant! I forgave you all the debt because you pleaded with me. And should not you have had mercy on your fellow servant, as I had mercy on you?’” (18:32-33)

In anger, the master had the previously forgiven servant delivered over to the jailers until he could repay what was established as being an unpayable debt (18:34). Jesus ends His lesson by saying,

“‘So also my heavenly Father will do to everyone of you, if you do not forgive you brother from the heart.’” (18:35)

The sin debt that we owe God is one that we could never repay. In comparison the sin debt that others owe us is minuscule to what God has forgiven us of. Therefore, we can, and must, imitate God by forgiving one another as we have been forgiven. Extending mercy, just as mercy has been extended to us.

Be Imitators of God by Sharing With One Another:

“Whoever sows sparingly will also reap sparingly, and whoever sows bountifully will also reap bountifully. Each one must give as he has decided in his heart, not reluctantly or under compulsion, for God loves a cheerful giver. And God is able to make all grace abound to you, so that having all sufficiency in all things at all times, you may abound in every good work. As it is written, ‘He has distributed freely, he has given to the poor; His righteousness endures forever.’ He who supplies seed to the sower and bread for food will supply and multiply your seed for sowing and increase your harvest of your righteousness. You will be enriched in every way to be generous in every way, which through us will produce thanksgiving to God.” (2 Corinthians 3:6-11)

According to Paul, God was the source of the Corinthians’ abundance of material goods. However, these physical comforts were not given to them to squander on themselves. God blessed them with so much, so that the Corinthians would have an abundance for “every good work” (3:8b) and so that they could experience a great “harvest of… righteousness” through their good works (3:10b). This is the same sentiment in another of Paul’s letters where he said,

“As for the rich in the present age, charge them not to be haughty, nor to set their hopes on the uncertainty of riches, but on God, who richly provides us with everything to enjoy. They are to do good, to be rich in good works, to be generous and ready to share, thus storing up for themselves a good foundation for the future, so that they may take hold of that which is truly life.” (1 Timothy 6:17-19)

And who are we supposed to share our possessions with? Everyone, enemy and friend alike. Listen to Jesus’ words from Luke 6:35-36:

“But love your enemies, and do good, and lend, expecting nothing in return, and your reward will be great, and you will be sons of the Most High, for He is kind to the ungrateful and the evil. Be merciful, even as your heavenly Father is merciful.”

When we share our possessions with others, whether they are enemies, or brethren (ref. Galatians 6:12) we are imitating God, because He is merciful and kind to all men (cf. Matthew 5:44-45). Therefore, we should be as well.

As we conclude, let’s consider Jesus’ words from Mark 5:19, “Go home to your friends and tell them how much the Lord has done for you, and how He has had mercy on you.” Let’s be people who tell those around us of God’s comfort, love, forgiveness, and how He has blessed us richly. But equally important to telling others about these great things is showing others, by being imitators of God, by comforting, loving, forgiving and sharing with one another. May God bless you as you seek to serve Him.

The Lord’s Supper: An Interview with Ralph Walker


I recently had the opportunity to sit down with Ralph Walker and discuss various aspects of the Lord’s Supper. Ralph preaches for the Henderson Boulevard church of Christ in Tampa, Florida. In addition to his church work, he also serves as director of Public and Alumni Relations for Florida College.

I’m going to go ahead and share our conversation in its full length until I can set aside time to break it up into smaller bites and complete a transcript of our conversation. I hope this will help to edify you as you seek to serve God.

 

In God We Trust. Really?


Late Tuesday night (November 1, 2011), the United States House of Representatives voted 396-6 to reaffirm the phrase, “In God we trust” as our nation’s motto. The motion (H.CON.RES.13) not only reaffirmed “In God we trust” as our official motto but also encouraged the public display of it in all public buildings, public schools and other government institutions. (You can read more about this story from: FOX; Washington Post; and the New York Times.)

While this is a laudable measure, God has a word for us through His Son:

“Why do you call me Lord, Lord and do not do the things I tell you?” (Luke 6:46)

America, wake up. There’s more to trusting God than just paying lip-service to Him by putting His name on our money and our buildings. We have to first put His name in our hearts, and do what He says to do, before any of this other stuff matters.

Don’t let “In God we trust” be a hollow declaration of allegiance to God. Rather, make it the summation of a faithful life of obedience to Him.

Do you agree or disagree? Let me hear from you by either leaving a comment below or emailing me at clay@claygentry.com.

Until next time, keep the faith.

Here is a link to a longer article that I wrote on this subject: In God We Trust?

Live Every Day Like It Is The Last Day


Today is October 21, 2011, and according to Harold Camping, the Lord is supposed to return today… again. You might recall that back earlier this year, Harold Camping predicted that the Lord would return on May 21st, well obviously He didn’t (Matthew 25:31-46; 1 Thessalonians 4:16).

It’s little wonder that the likes of Harold Camping and other date setters are unsuccessful in predicting the Lord’s return, because the Lord Himself, in characterizing His return by saying,

“Watch therefore, for you know neither the day nor the hour” I will come (Matthew 25:13). 

And, the apostles, Paul and Peter, both established that the Jesus’ return would be unannounced, like a thief coming in the night (cf. Matthew 24:42-44).

“Now concerning the times and the seasons, brothers, you have no need to have anything written to you. For you yourselves are fully aware that the day of the Lord will come like a thief in the night” (1 Thessalonians 5:1-2). 

“But the day of the Lord will come like a thief in the night, and then the heavens will pass away with a roar, and the heavenly bodies will be burned up and dissolved, and the earth and the works that are done on it will be exposed” (2 Peter 3:10).

These passages clearly establish that we cannot know the day, nor the hour, that the Lord will return. However, while the passages clearly show that the likes of Harold Camping and other date setters will always fail in their predictions. They do teach us, that as believers, we need to live everyday as if it is our last day on earth. We must live everyday as if it is the day of the Lord’s return. We need to live every day, as if it is the last day we will have breath and life.

Let me ask you a question; are you ready, are you ready to meet your maker? Are you living every day, are you living today, as if it is the last day? The same passages that we would you to establish that Harold Camping is wrong in his predictions, are the same passages that encourage us to live every day as if it is truly our last day.

I hope that you are making preparations in your spiritual life to stand before your Lord and Maker. If I can help you in any way with that, just drop me a line at clay@claygentry.com. I would love to hear from you. God bless you.

The Christian’s One Purpose In Life


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In 1 Peter 2:9, the apostle says, we are:

“A chosen race, a royal priesthood, a holy nation, a people for His [God’s] own possession…”

These are great ways, marvelous and blessed ways of describing a Christian’s relationship to God.

The question I want to ask today is, why? Why has God has made us into these things? Well, the answer is contained in the second part of the verse:

“that you may proclaim the excellencies of Him who called you out of darkness and into His marvelous light.”

In short, Peter is saying, “the reason God has made us a chosen race, a royal priesthood, a holy nation and a people for His own possession” is so that we will tell other people awesome God is and how He saved us from our sins.

Often times, I hear people talk about their purpose in life, they want to know, what is my God given purpose? Usually, when they say that, they mean: Who am I supposed to marry? Or, where am I supposed to live? Or, what am I supposed to do for a living? Well, this passage really narrows it down for us does it not? Really, God’s plan for our lives, and His purpose for our lives is to tell others how awesome He is and how He saved us from our sins.

Sure, who we marry, where we live and what we do is important. But, it is not as important as sharing the good news of Jesus Christ.

So how are you doing with that? Have to told someone lately how awesome God is and how He saved you from your sins? Let this passage be a motivation for you to fulfill your purpose and go tell others what Christ has done for you (ref. Mark 5:19).

I would love to hear from you and your experiences of telling others how awesome God is and how He has forgiven you of your sins. You can leave a comment below or email me clay@claygentry.com. Until next time, keep the faith.