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Series: Luis Palau | Everyday Mission

 God has commissioned each of us to share His Good News with the people in our lives, regardless of what we do for a living. This week on “Reaching Your World with Luis Palau,” Luis shares with us some real-life examples of how to do this.

Believe and Testify Friday, February 15, 2019

“Believe.” It’s a word some of us hear frequently. As followers of Jesus, that’s a good thing as belief is foundational. But there’s another critical piece to our walk with Jesus Christ… We are not called just to believe, we are also called to testify.

I John 4 says, “This is how God showed his love among us: He sent his one and only Son into the world that we might live through him […] We have seen this to be true and testify that the Father has sent his Son to be the Savior of the world. “

We don’t have to have all the answers before we “testify.” We don’t have to go to seminary or memorize huge portions of scripture. It doesn’t hurt and it actually helps a lot. But God doesn’t ask us to meet a long list of prerequisites before we tell others of His work to transform our lives. Each of us who has experienced the joy of a relationship with Christ is called to share that joy.

That joy, God’s Good News, is what this world needs. Share your story with those in your life who don’t know Christ. Be bold, most want to know. Pray for them – and keep praying! Live out His message by sacrificially serving them and others in your community. Remember that by sending His Son, God has given us everything we need to draw others to Him. We’re equipped with Him to reach our world, so “testify.”

This is Andrew Palau.

Journalism to Jesus Thursday, February 14, 2019

You may remember when journalists Laura Ling and Euna Lee were imprisoned in a foreign country. They spent four and a half months in prison. Euna described those excruciating four months as the longest of her life. She said that every day felt like an eternity. Later, after they were released from prison, Euna said that it was her strong faith in Jesus Christ that sustained her. She didn’t know if she would survive but she clung to Psalm 23, “Even though I walk through the darkest valley, I will fear no evil, for you are with me...”

In the months that followed Laura and Euna’s release, Euna had opportunities to tell hundreds and thousands of people about Jesus Christ. Though her months in prison were horrible, it was because of them that so many people would listen to her story now.

Have you been through a difficult season? There may be good that comes from it. Because of where you’ve been and the difficulties you’ve faced, you may have more opportunities to tell people about Jesus Christ. God can use the bad times in our lives in powerful ways. Sometimes these ways include sharing the Good News of Jesus with people we would otherwise never meet. Be encouraged! Because of the rough times, you may be able to reach even more people with God’s love.

This is Luis Palau.

The Christian Astronomer Wednesday, February 13, 2019

Sadly, through the years, I’ve seen some people draw a dividing line between faith and science. But true science and following Jesus are not mutually exclusive. God created us and God created scientific minds. In fact, science points to God.

Dr. Jennifer Wiseman is an American astronomer. She was educated at MIT and Harvard, and she is absolutely brilliant. And the more she discovers about the universe, the more she believes in an awesome Creator. She leads many conversations about the relationships between astronomy and faith. Some who never believed in God now know Him personally through Jesus Christ because of Dr. Wiseman. God doesn’t just use pastors and evangelists to share the Good News. He is working through Dr. Wiseman’s scientific excellence to reach the scientific community. The Psalmist said, “When I consider your heavens, the work of your fingers, the moon and the stars, which you have set in place, what are mere mortals that you are mindful of them?” The Heavens give us perspective. And they have given Dr. Wiseman an unusual way to reach her world.

You have a unique platform too. It may be different from mine, or Dr. Wiseman’s, but it’s just as important. God put you in your unique position so that you may do work for His kingdom. So, how are you reaching your world today?

This is Luis Palau.

A Godly Lawyer Tuesday, February 12, 2019

Steve has a tremendous, successful law career. If many had his life, they probably wouldn’t change a thing. But, not Steve. Several years ago, he began to think about ways to use his gifts for the Kingdom of God. On one trip overseas, he recognized a growing injustice for children. Many were wrongly imprisoned without a trial. For Steve the lawyer, that wasn’t acceptable. He had found a way to use his gifts in law for the Kingdom. He now works to give these children a hearing. Many, after a fair trial, have been set free. He’s even started several schools where he provides not only an education, but he proclaims the Good News of the Lord Jesus, for orphans. Steve is bringing justice to children:  human AND spiritual. We serve a just God and by giving these children justice, Steve is modeling the heart of our Father in Heaven.

In the book of Psalms we read, “The Lord loves righteousness and justice; the earth is full of his unfailing love... Blessed are they who maintain justice, who constantly do what is right...” What gifts has God given you? You, too, may be a lawyer, or perhaps a doctor, or a stay at home parent. Whatever your profession is, continue to pursue excellence in your career, but also ask God how you could use your skills to serve other people. As you share your gifts with the world, God will use you to draw people to Himself.               

This is Luis Palau.

Be an Everyday Missionary Monday, February 11, 2019

I’ve had several people ask, “Luis, do I have to become a fulltime missionary to serve God?” and my answer is no—and yes! No, you do not have to quit your job, or sell your house. But, yes, you ought to take on the missionary mindset wherever you are. No doubt God placed you in your position at work, or in your neighborhood because He wants you to reach the people around you.

Many people assume that if they are going to reach their world they need to completely overhaul their life. But you know, you can reach your world right where you are. And sometimes, this is the hardest thing to do. Regardless of your profession, you have the opportunity to reach people that I can’t. You reach people through relationships, through authenticity, and through showing them Christ’s love.

Certainly, we need Christ followers who will devote themselves to full-time mission work overseas. But we also need Christ-followers who will devote themselves full-time to ministry through their careers and in their everyday lives. Be content where Jesus has placed you. Jesus wants you to be “salt and light” right where you are. If you’re an engineer, be missional at the work site. If you live in an urban or suburban area, be a witness to your neighborhood. Wherever you are, be on mission. Full time. For Jesus Christ. Right there.

This is Luis Palau.

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Luis has many online resources available for you which can give further teaching and inspiration.  Our website is www.palau.org.  There, go to “Resources” and then “Articles.”  You will find such titles as “God’s Promises for You," and "Why I’m Excited for Heaven."

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