Read Acts 24:1-27
Key Verse: Acts 24:25 “As he reasoned with them about righteousness and self-control, Felix was terrified. “Go away for now,” he replied. “When it is more convenient, I’ll call for you again.” (NLT)
Paul pleads his case to Felix, the Governor, and later finds himself spending a considerable amount of time with Felix and his wife, Drusilla. Paul’s message to Felix had two affects on him. First of all, it made Felix so curious that he wanted to hear more of what Paul was teaching. Secondly, Paul’s message frightened Felix to the point that he would send Paul away until he was ready to hear more.
When you share your faith with others and do your part to Act Out for God you need to be aware of the fact that different people are going to react differently to what you tell them. Some may become curious and want to hear more. Some may be frightened. Others may get angry, while some may be very grateful to you for sharing the Good News with them.
The important thing is that you realize that not everyone is going to simply believe what you tell them and turn to Jesus. Likewise not everyone is going to turn you away or get angry with you. Some will reject the message but some will also accept it. So don’t give up. You don’t know what affect your words may have on an individual. It is your responsibility to Act Out through the power of God in your life and simply trust God that He will speak to the hearts of those around you. Words are a very powerful tool that you can use for God.
Prayer: “Lord, I realize that I can’t control people’s reactions, I can only control my actions. Let my actions be pleasing to you.”
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