It Hard To Debate A Miracle Of God
And all the assembly fell silent, and they listened to Barnabas and Paul as they related what signs and wonders God had done through them among the Gentiles.— Acts 15:12
I love this statement, "And all the assembly fell silent."
Sometimes people of the church will argue about ridiculous things. But God knows how to kill a good argument fast by doing something miraculous. And in this situation, Barnabas and Paul would never have had signs and wonders to tell if they had not first acted in obedience. Notice that they just tell a bunch of stories of what God did as they preached the gospel from town to town. Did they have a perfect plan? No. But they acted. And God tends to get behind those who get behind them. And God did some pretty amazing things, if you remember. And with it, some believed, both Jews and even more a lot of Gentiles.
Yet note this. Your obedience stems from a miracle. The basis of your faith is the resurrection of Jesus from the dead. And as you live in obedience to him, you are a testimony to this miracle. So the story of your walk with Christ, regardless of how boring you think it is, is a testimony of faith to others. And no one can take it from you. There is nothing to argue about. So you don't need to argue with others about what you believe when you present the truth. You just need to tell them "that" you believe because regardless of their dispute. No one can take this from you. And sometimes, it will be met with silence because your life is a sign of the wonder you believe.
ASK THIS: Do you believe? (Share below.)
DO THIS: Tell others!
PRAY THIS: God, thank you for saving me. May I tell your story to all, even those who debate and dispute my belief.
PLAY THIS: This I Believe (The Creed).
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