Posted by: Larry Hoekman | July 31, 2015

Daily Readings — Promote and Proclaim!

Day 2052: Welcome to the last day of July! Christmas is right around the corner! 

Scripture: Therefore, we are the Messiah’s representatives, as though God were pleading through us. II Corinthians 5:20a   As you go, proclaim this message: ‘The kingdom of heaven has come near.’ Matthew 10:7

Thoughts/questions: We have various tasks as followers of Christ. Some are character development and some are as we become like Jesus, as we are assigned to head up His marketing division. We are to be part of the promotion and proclamation of Jesus!

Kind of a scary responsibility isn’t it! Without good marketing, product sales or even an entirely good business may fail. First we are to promote! This is done by the lives we live. When we have peace during tough times – we promote! When we show agape love – we promote! When we demonstrate a passion for our Lord, We promote!

Secondly, we proclaim. Yes, we are to speak! We proclaim when we share God’s love not when we demonstrate it. We proclaim when times are tough and we tell others the reason for the hope that lies within us.

Promote first then proclaim! We certainly shouldn’t proclaim if we’re not promoting! But we also cannot merely promote – we are to share loving words at appropriate times! Promote and proclaim – it’s our job!!!

Suggested prayer: Father God, You have chosen to partner with me to share who You are! May I always represent You well and speak Your praises . . .

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