Jesus did many other miraculous signs in the presence of his disciples, which are not recorded in this book. But these are written that you may believe that Jesus is the Christ, the Son of God, and that by believing you may have life in his name. John 20:30-31 (NIV)
What have I done for you? What can you share with others about your faith in me? How will what I have done for you encourage others to put their faith in me? Your work in my life is like a message that speaks out to others in need. There is nothing dramatically special about me. I certainly did not merit or earn your favor. Yet, you chose to draw me to you. You forgave and cleansed me of my sins. You healed me within. You mended my bruised, battered and broken life. You made me your child. You are my father and I am your son. Yes, you are. I live each day in fellowship with you. You guard and guide my life. You have given me purpose, meaning and hope. It is my joy to love, follow and serve you. We walk together through life. I am not exempt from pain and suffering. I have experienced difficulties, trials, hardships and setbacks. In all of these I know that I can hold on to you. I also know that you are holding on to me. Yes, I am.
We live in a relationship together. I talk to you and you talk to me. You know me and I know you. I can hear your voice. It’s not an audible voice. It’s a quiet voice that I hear when I draw near to meet with you. There is no place that I would rather be than in your presence. There is nothing I would rather hear than you speaking to me. Sometime I would like you to surprise me. I would like to hear your audible voice. Is that necessary? No, it is not. Can I wait till we meet each other face to face? Yes, I can. My faith in you is strong. My faith in you is being kept and guarded by your power. Yes, it is. Your written word speaks to me. I know that you meet me in your word. Yes, I do. You take your word and apply it to my life. You are transforming my mind and changing my heart with your word. You are helping me to know you. You are helping me to think your thoughts. You are allowing me to feel what you feel. Your word is changing who I am, what I think, what I say and what I do. Yes, it is.
How did you come to faith in me? How have I used others to speak into your life? You used many people as your hands and feet and eyes and ears and mouth on my behalf. People went out of their way to minister your love to me. They told me about you. They shared the life that they had with you with me. Many times I thought that I was in the presence of angels. But, no, they were regular people that you were working in and through. They were people who knew and loved you. They shared all that you had done for them. I was drawn to what I saw of you in them. I wanted what they had. I wanted to know and love you too. So, I gave my life to you. Is that a miracle? Yes, it certainly is. Is giving your life to me something that you would like to tell others about? Would you like your life to draw others to me? Yes Lord, I would.
Lord, you have done miraculous things for me. You came into this world to save me. You rescued me from a life without you. You made it so I could come to believe in you. You are using me now to share my faith. You have given me new life in your name. Amen
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