Words In Jesus’ Name

G’day! Welcome to Chasing Light!

There’s a story I heard years ago, a humble minister of the Gospel who deeply loved God and God’s people who tirelessly gave all that he had to serve. His life was dedicated to the ragamuffin’s of his generation. He spent his time among the dirty street people society likes to hide from. At his death, a tall nomad stood at the foot of his coffin for hours standing guard tenderly resting his hand on the wooden box. Another guest inquired as to how well he knew the minister? Through tear filled eyes he whispered: “He is the only Jesus I ever knew.”

Lester Sumrall is quoted in saying ‘what a different world we would have if whatever we said, whatever we did, we spoke these words, “In Jesus’ Name.”

Colossians 4:5-6 puts it like this; ‘…and make it your duty to make him (Jesus) known. Let every word you speak be drenched with grace and tempered with truth and clarity.’

Colossians 3:17 says “Let every activity of your lives and every word that comes from your lips be drenched with the beauty of our Lord Jesus, the Anointed One.”

Notice the Apostle Paul shines a light on what he calls our duty. He draws emphasis on making Jesus known through words that are drenched in grace, truth and clarity.

It’s been said that the great use of life is to spend it for something that will outlast it.

I think that whatever we say and do in Jesus’ Name is going to say more about who we are than any other accomplishment, how about you?

Keep Chasing Light – God Bless!

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I Wish I Knew Her Name

G’day! My name is Nathan Thebridge, welcome to Chasing Light!

Do you have a favourite Bible story? I’m sure you do. In my younger days sitting in ‘kid’s church’ it was the adventures of David slaying lions and killing giants. Or Moses magically parting the Red Sea and playing hero as a nation watched him stand up for God.

There are so many Bible stories that still capture my heart and imagination.

One such tale is the story of the widow who came to the temple with an offering. Many came with their money bags from out of their extreme wealth but she came with all that she had, all that her hands could carry where two small coins.

Jesus was captivated by her gift and made her an example as He spoke to His disciples. The principles Jesus preached from what He saw stretch far and wide, but for me the most striking take home is how God can do so much with our little.

The founder of Feed The Hungry, Lester Sumrall is quoted by saying “I am not a person with unequaled abilities. My abilities seem equal to others. If there is a quality in me that is stronger than others, it’s a determination like the apostle Paul to finish this course, to keep the faith, and simply not to quit!”

You and me like Lester Sumrall can change the world carrying only what we have in our hand. Like the widow women did. Two-thousand years later we are still reading her story, and we don’t even know her name!

Keep Chasing Light – God Bless!