Monday, February 8, 2010


Diana Kriesel

Leviticus 7-9; Acts 15 – “LET US GO BACK…”

S— Acts 15:36- Some time later Paul said to Barnabas, "Let us go back and visit the brothers in all the towns where we preached the word of the Lord and see how they are doing."

O— This wasn’t as easy as it sounded, for it meant possibly going to Cyprus, Pamphylia, Psidia, Lycaonia, Salamis, Paphys, Perga, Iconium, Lystra, Derbe, Antioch in Pisidia, and elsewhere. Even though he faced conflict, Paul felt it necessary to water the seed he had planted; for these were new believers. Paul had a tender heart toward new converts, shown in his writings that he “prayed exceedingly to see their faces, and perfect that which was lacking in their faith.” His heart was not just to stop by and say a casual “hello”, but rather to invest again in the lives that he first made a deposit of the gospel.

A— I love Paul’s heart to return to see if their faith has grown; if they are walking in liberty and steadfastness; and whether they were in trouble or distress; to minister to them and to better know how to pray for them. This speaks of the importance of following up on the lives of people that God brings our way; to continue to provide guidance and support to help them grow in their faith.

P— Father, thank you for the privilege of touching lives and impacting people for Your Kingdom. Keep us mindful of our responsibility to nurture, lead, guide, and love, so that we may better pray for them and help them on their journey with You.

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