《Today’s spiritual meditation》: “He (Barnabas) was a good man, full of the Holy Spirit and faith, and a great number of people were brought to the Lord.” (Act 11:24)
Meditation one: What was the secret of Barnabas bringing a great number of people to the Lord? It was not because of what he possessed, but what kind of person he was before God — in essence, he was a good person, filled with the Holy Spirit and faith. His belief was correlated with his life, as well as toward those around him. His beliefs not only matched his name “Consolation and Encouragement”, he knew how to work together with others. His life expressed a good relationship with people. He was generous and enjoyed helping others.
Meditation two: What is the most effective way to bring people to the Lord? It is the testimony of daily life! Your every move of every day is an expression of your faith. Are your deeds consistent with your words? Does your belief correspond with your action? Is your manner of life worthy of your faith? Do you love the Lord as well as people? Do you see your responsibilities toward the needs of others?
Prayer: God heavenly Father, You are the light, and in You there is no darkness at all. Please shine on me always and make my life worthy of my heart of repentance. Let the thoughts in my heart and the words in my mouth, under Your anointing, to benefit people and glorify God. I pray in the name of Jesus Christ, Amen.
Intercession: Pray for those in the church who are unwell, hospitalized, pregnant, newly moved, thinking of one another, looking for a job, weak in spirit, and having family crisis. Ask God to look after, support, comfort, and supply their needs. Pray that God will use us not only to become their intercessors, but also to become their good neighbors, so that the name of the Lord will be glorified.