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Series: Luis Palau | Confidence and Trust

The program “Reaching your World with Luis Palau” is designed to challenge and encourage Christians in all types of evangelism. This week Luis urges us to fearlessly and unashamedly share the Good News of Jesus Christ with everyone we meet.  

What God Says about Fear Friday, August 28, 2020

Every time we give in to fear, we need to humbly acknowledge it, remind ourselves what to do next time, and then move toward that “next time” as quickly as possible.

This is true in every sphere of life, and it all begins with a biblical understanding of who the Lord our God is and what He has to say about fear. So it’s clear, He doesn’t like cowardice, but He also discourages bravado.

Biblically, this is how the Lord wants us to fear and trust Him and Him alone:
 1. Fear the Lord, which is the beginning of true wisdom.
 2. Fear the Lord and do what He says.
 3. Take courage in the Lord again today.
 4. Encourage others to continue trusting the Lord.
 5. Trust the Lord continually without wavering or doubting.
 6. Trust the Lord by continuing to do what’s good and right
 7. Trust the Lord and do not fear what others might do.
 8. Trust the Lord no matter what is happening in your life.
 I love these 8 ways the Lord wants us to fear and trust Him and Him alone. May you experience their power in your own life.

To read the list I gave you, go to reachingyourworld.org and look for the message titled “What God says about Fear.”

This is Andrew Palau.

6 Favorite Bible Promises Thursday, August 27, 2020

Every morning, I love to spend time praying and claiming God’s promises from His own Word. Here are half a dozen promises that have been especially meaningful to me. I encourage you to make them a part of your own life.

First, “If you have faith as small as a mustard seed, you can say to this mountain, `Move from here to there’ and it will move. Nothing will be impossible for you,” Matthew 17:20. The second promise says, “Delight yourself in the Lord and He will give you the desires of your heart,” Psalm 37:4. That’s one of my favorites.

Third, “If our hearts do not condemn us, we have confidence before God and receive from Him anything we ask, because we obey His commands and do what pleases Him,” 1 John 3:21-22. Fourth, “If you remain in Me and My words remain in you, ask whatever you wish, and it will be given you,” John 15:7. Boy! I love that one.

The fifth promise says, “The Lord will keep you from all harm—He will watch over your life; the Lord will watch over your coming and going both now and forevermore,” Psalm 121:7-8. Last but not least, “The name of the Lord is a strong tower; the righteous run to it and are safe,” Proverbs 18:10.

What is the need of your heart today? The Lord has promised to meet that need. Take Him at His Word and rejoice in His promises. 

This is Luis Palau.

Claiming God's Promises Today Wednesday, August 26, 2020

I find many Christians struggle when it comes to believing the promises of God. Oh, they sound nice, and sometimes they even cheer us up. But we wonder, “Do they really work?” Unconsciously, at least, we question whether God keeps His word.

In the Old Testament we read, “Not one of all the Lord’s good promises to the house of Israel failed; every one was fulfilled” [Joshua 21:45]. Solomon later declared, “Praise be to the Lord, who has given rest to his people Israel just as he promised. Not one word has failed of all the good promises he gave through his servant Moses” [1 Kings 8:56].

None of God’s promises have ever failed! In Scripture, the Lord has recorded what 2 Peter 1:4 calls God’s many “very great and precious promises.”

True, we must be careful not to haphazardly claim promises intended for someone else. But any of God’s promises that we can claim in Jesus’ name are guaranteed and will be performed for us by God for His glory. We’re told that both in John 14:13-14 and in 2 Corinthians 1:20. Look it up.

Why wait? Claim God’s promises for yourself today. Enjoy the blessings of God and share God’s blessings with others through His promises.

This is Luis Palau.

Not Ashamed of Jesus - 2 Tuesday, August 25, 2020

Very often I find that those we consider close-minded are actually quite open to talking about Jesus Christ. So, what are we afraid of? I think I know: Many Christians are secretly ashamed of Jesus Christ. Sometimes they’re sinfully lazy. Often they are afraid of offending people with the exclusive truths claimed by His Gospel. They’re afraid of rejection. They’re afraid of being branded as excessive in-your-face old-school evangelicals old-fashioned fundamentalists.

I’m so glad that Jesus Christ was fearless, especially when He set His face toward Jerusalem and all He would suffer there on the cross during Holy Week.
 I’m so glad the apostle Paul was courageous, despite beatings, floggings, and stonings; despite imprisonments, nakedness, and hunger; and despite so much more.

Pray for me. Pray for my ongoing struggles with lung cancer, but mostly pray for God’s enablement to stir Christians everywhere to be bold. May you, like many others, become an active witness to a world in desperate need of Jesus Christ. After all, He still is the one and only true “light of the world,” John 8:12.
 Let’sshare that Lifht as often and fearlessly as we possibly can.

This is Luis Palau.

Not Ashamed of Jesus - 1 Monday, August 24, 2020

Are non-Christians often more eager to hear about the Lord than we Christians are to share His Good News?

At a meeting in England, a woman named Jane stood and said, in effect, "What’s wrong with you here? Why are some of you so opposed to evangelism?” Jane then proceeded to tell us how God saved her. Jane described a wild life filled with trouble when she was single. Ironing clothes one day while high on pot and drinking vodka, she panicked as she shook and recalled a friend’s advice: “When you hit bottom, listen to these two messages.”

She listened to a Good News Gospel message I had given at London’s QPR Stadium. Halfway through that message, she called her friend, who had given her life to Jesus Christ at QPR, and begged her to come. That day her friend led Jane to Jesus Christ as Savior and Lord.

“I was saved from drugs and drunkenness and a terrible lifestyle,” she said. “Now I’m married and my husband is pastor of a great church. I don’t understand why you’re against evangelism.”

May you and I never be ashamed of the transforming power of the life-changing Gospel of Jesus Christ, as in Romans 1:16.

This is Luis Palau.

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