Proclaimed Throughout by Kirk Hunt
Now the man from whom the demons had departed begged Him that he might be with Him. But Jesus sent him away, saying, “Return to your own house, and tell what great things God has done for you.” And he went his way and proclaimed throughout the whole city what great things Jesus had done for him.
“Go home and tell your story of God’s power.” With those brief and simple instructions from Jesus, he went home and fulfilled his calling and assignment. In simple obedience, the former terror proclaimed God’s power through the city.
Too often, we make it complicated. Of course, the folks at home may have to be won over. They may not quickly believe your calm eyes and steady manner. A lot of your noisy testimony and loud proclamations may consist of you sitting there, quietly.
Still, you will have to speak eventually. Just tell the simple story in straightforward words. “God’s power came and changed everything. Then I had to borrow some clothes.”
The folks at home remember who and what you were. Now they see, with their own eyes, how you have been transformed. Your changed life is a proclamation.
“Go home. Tell your story.” Such a simple assignment. Such a profound impact.
Think: Proclaim God’s power throughout your city. If needed, speak words.
Pray: “Father-God, help me to proclaim Your power to everyone around me.
Copyright © March 2023, Kirk Hunt
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