GOD USES THE ORDINARY

When they saw the courage of Peter and John and realized that they were unschooled, ordinary men, they were astonished and they took note that these men had been with Jesus. Acts 4:13, NIV

God loves to use the ordinary, everyday people to reach others and build His Kingdom. The most influential people in biblical history didn’t have special “credentials.” But they spent time with Jesus and listened and obeyed when God called them to act. And, it was evident to all those around them.

As Christian educators, we are called to share our faith with others in our school communities. We may not be able to openly share the Gospel in the classroom, but we can spend time with Jesus and reflect Him through our words and actions. We can look for opportunities to share our testimonies in the teachers’ lounge or when talking to our colleagues. We can show genuine interest in our students and be examples of Christ for them. We may never know the influence we have had on the people God has put in our lives.

Dear God, give us the insight and courage to boldly share our testimonies with those whom You have put in our lives to hear the truth of the Gospel and accept Jesus as their Savior. Help us to see that You have given us valuable ministries in our schools. Help us to trust You and know that You will equip us with the tools we need to share the Word with others. Amen.

Copyright Laurie Dahle.

Laurie is a member and a physical therapist who works in a Missouri public school district. She also writes her own daily devotionals. If you are interested in receiving them, you may contact her at faithexercisediet@gmail.com.

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5 Responses

  1. Great reminder.
    God uses ordinary people to do extraordinary things. So glad that’s true. I think I saw your name on the list for the summit. That’s great! I remember you from the St Louis LIFT.
    Mike

  2. Have read that scripture numerous times, but it hit me in a fresh, powerful way today. Thank you for that timely reminder as I begin a new semester.

  3. Laurie,
    Excellent comments to and about “ordinary” Christians! I love the encouragement to share testimonies with peers and recognize the critically important ‘ministry’ we have to impact the lives of our students for Jesus.
    Amen to that often overlooked insight!
    In Him,

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