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September 4 - Messenger
He will bring you a message through which you and all your household will be saved. Acts 11:14
During this Presidential election cycle, like you, I have been bombarded by messages from candidates at every level. All of them are trying to get their message out to the voters. In listening to some of the political talk show pundits evaluating the politicians' efforts, I've heard a variety of comments like, "They have no message." "Their message is not clear." "They use talking points that they circulate to all of their spokespeople to make sure their message gets out." "He stayed on message." "They are very effective in getting their message out."
The buzz about the messages and the messengers has caused me to pause... and think...
I know God has a message He wants to get out to the people. Do I know what His message is? Have I made the time to read His "talking-points?" How closely do I follow them? Do I stay on message, regardless of who I am with or where I am? Romans 10:17 explains, Faith comes from hearing the message, and the message is heard through the word of Christ. And so I have asked myself, "How effective am I as a messenger for Him?"
One impact of the political conventions in my life is that I have renewed my commitment to be a more effective messenger of the Gospel. Because someone's faith in Jesus depends on it.