So do not be ashamed of your testimony to our Lord

Wig’s Word of God Today 1-26-2011

So do not be ashamed of your testimony to our Lord, nor of me, a prisoner for His sake; but bear your share of hardship for the gospel with the strength that comes from God. 1 Timothy 1:8

2 Timothy 1:1-8, Psalm 96:1-2a, 2b-3, 7-8a, 10 & Mark 4:1-20
 
Do you feel shame when you testify to the LORD? Last night my beautiful wife and I were discussing how one gives everything to the LORD. How do you consecrate everything you do for the Glory of God? My testimony is simple yet fulfilling; practice, pray and proclaim. I practice by reading my Bible several different times a day. If I’m troubled by something, I open and read the Word of God. No matter what I’m doing I pray before it, during it and after it. From getting up in the morning, to thanking Jesus for everything. I pray unceasingly. Not just in times of need but over everything. And I proclaim with love in my heart and soul for the One Who gives us Salvation. Paul teaches us to, “stir into flame the gift of God that you have through the imposition of my hands. For God did not give us a spirit of cowardice but rather of power and love and self-control.” 1 Timothy 1:6-7 We all have this power and love and we all have self-control. How do you Glorify God in all you do?
 
Jesus was a man of many parables and here in Mark 4 Jesus takes the time to explain His parable of the Seed Sower. “The Sower sows the Word” (of God). Many will hear the Word as you share it with them in every day life but Satan will take away the Truth from their hearts and continue to sin. Here we must be extra diligent in sharing the Word with these people. Invite them to a service or to a prayer meeting. Get their number and call them. The one on Rocky Ground hears the Word and rejoices with you but their roots are insufficient to sustain their love of God so they return to sin. Rejoice with them and remind these people how this feeling which is sweeping them into joy will last forever by true cultivation of God’s Word daily. Some will hear the Word and be worried about losing their earthly things and these things will choke their desire to honor our God and thus run away from your proclamation. But finally you will encounter the majority of people in the world who want to hear and learn about God’s amazing love and forgiveness. They will seek out the LORD in everything they do once you plant the Seed of Truth in their heart and soul. A majority of America lives in this rich soil and are just waiting for you or me to talk to them about our love of loving Christ and Glorifying God in all things by His Holy Word of Truth. Sow His Word and bring more people to know His Son’s Salvation for all eternity.
 
And so we pray: My Lord and my God, We pray today to be Sowers of Your Word to everyone we meet. May Your Truth be our guide and Your Spirit be our courage. In Jesus Name we pray. Amen.
 
God Bless,
Thomas Joe Cruz-Wiggins
Romans 8:28
 
Fruit a Hundredfold to Use
 
Child of God
Grace is yours
Christ your guide
Forever love heard
 
Clear conscience worship
His Holy Truth
Pray night and day
Faith confidence in you
 
Flame God’s gift
No cowardice spirit
Rather power of Him
Spirit in self-control
 
Seeds of Truth sowed
Path Satan controlled
Rocky ground joyous
Thorny bushes rebellious
 
Worldly things hinder
Anxiety filled fools
Rich soils produce
Fruit a hundredfold to use
 
© Thomas Joe Cruz-Wiggins January 26, 2011 @ 5:38 AM EST

About Thomas Joe Cruz-Wiggins

My name is Thomas Joe Cruz-Wiggins. I first recognize Christ as my Savior in all things. I am married to my best friend and Soul-Mate in Christ, Antonia Cruz-Wiggins. I am a University of Florida graduate of Public Relations, a US Navy Veteran and a Montessori Elementary School Teacher. I love life and God's help of living it! I follow the Light of Christ in everything I do! I love writing poetry about the Lord and I create a new poem from each Scripture I discern in my daily mediations. You can almost follow the poem by looking at the readings for each day. I started sharing this small yet personal scripture study four years ago when one day I was reading the bible and the Holy Spirit moved me to share the verse with a group of about 40 Christian Men in my Emmaus Ministry who get together weekly to celebrate the Lord and talk about His Truth. Since then the number of people I share my study with has grown to over 650. I enjoy an open loving dialog about anything I write and I have strived to write what I know the Lord wants me to share steering clear of offending anyone’s spiritual beliefs because I share my work with people I meet in public when I strike up a conversation about the Gospel of Jesus Christ. It took almost 2 years to begin writing what the Holy Spirit leads me to say. I believe that all Christians must unite as One Body of Christ’s Love to accomplish the joy of living with love, honor and respect. I reach out to Humanity to share His Salvation be it Baptist, Catholic, Protestant, Episcopal or any other religion or belief. I seek to mirror His Compassion, His Simpleness, His Charity and His Love. While I am Catholic, I believe we must all unite in the Lord to become One Body in Christ to bring our children back to The Church. I am humbled to share my study with you. Please feel free to comment any time. The Gospel of Jesus Christ is my Joy because I am a Disciple of His Truth. I am honored to share my Bible study with anyone you may recommend. As always, I remain, Yours in Christ, Thomas Joe Cruz-Wiggins
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