The World is Watching
Posted: March 23, 2017
The world is looking at us Christians all the time. When things are going well for us and when we are struggling, the world is always watching our actions, how we speak, and how we respond.
Did you know that sometimes your biggest witness for Christ is not when everything is going great in your life and all your ducks are lined up neatly in a row? Sometimes your biggest witness for Christ is how you respond when your life is falling apart!
When Jonah was running from God and was faced with the storm, he talked with non-believers about it that were on the ship with him. In doing so, it caused the other sailors to begin to wonder, “maybe this God he serves is real and powerful!”
When Jonah acknowledged God in the midst of his storm, it caused those around him to start asking the deeper questions about their own spirituality.
When Jonah chose to obey God and told the sailors to throw him into the sea, instantly the storm stopped. The sailors around him were amazed and offered God a sacrifice and even vowed to serve Him!
So when you are in the midst of a storm in your life, will your response cause others to turn toward God? Or will your response cause them to want to steer clear of Him?
“Then the sailors picked Jonah up and threw him into the raging sea, and the storm stopped at once! The sailors were awestruck by the Lord’s great power, and they offered him a sacrifice and vowed to serve him.”
- Jonah 1:15-16 NLT
Lord, you are the God of Heaven, who made the sea and the land, and I acknowledge your greatness and power. Help my response in the storms of life to cause others to turn toward you and not away from you. In Jesus’ name, amen.