April 15, 2018 Being a Witness

For some reason in the last week, off and on, the word I keep getting from God is about 'being a witness'.  Chapter 37 in Purpose Driven Life talks about this about, and I like what Rick W. says.  Being a witness is simply, naturally, saying what happened to me.  Sharing my experience with God.  That shouldn't be so difficult.

My wife and I started watching an interesting detective show in PBS - Unforgotten.  I'm amazed at how they can take one crime story and turn the investigation into a 6 part, 12 hour mini-series.  After watching the second episode this evening, I rather enjoying it and have the desire to want to see if anyone at work is watching it as well.  I've got a natural desire to about what I enjoyed and experienced with others here in this situation, with this show....  Why isn't it quite the same with God and church?  Why is it so easy for me to 'be a witness' about a well written TV show than it is to be a witness for God?

Being a witness naturally - two fellows relaxed, talking outside on a winter day
I think my faith and perspective factor into these questions.  Do I really believe, all the time, everyday, in what I say that God is doing for me?  Am I letting/allowing God make a positive impact on my life, daily?  If I'm not mixing faith and a heavenly perspective with events that happen in my life on a daily basis, I'm losing out on seeing and believe God work in my life, and consequently on opportunities to naturally be a witness.

What a struggle.  Independence and self-sufficiency is so ingrained in me.  'Trust in the Lord with all your heart, and lean not on your own understanding.  In all your ways acknowledge Him, and He will direct your paths.'  The verse seems appropriate to this train of thought I'm on.  I've really got to do every bit of that verse better, more often.

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