So, they said, “Believe on the Lord Jesus Christ, and you will be saved, you and your household.” Acts 16:31 NKJV
Paul and Silas were in prison. They were praying and singing hymns to the Lord. The other prisoners were listening. There was a great earthquake. Suddenly the prison doors were opened. All the prisoner’s chains were loosened.
The keeper of the prison was going to kill himself. Paul called out to the jailer saying, “Do yourself no harm, for we are all here.” The jailer fell before Paul and Silas and said, “Sirs, what must I do to be saved?”
Paul and Silas shared the word of God with the jailer. The jailer took Paul and Silas into his home. He washed and dressed their wounds. He fed them. The jailer and his household rejoiced because they believed in Jesus!
After receiving Jesus as Lord and Savior the jailer immediately started serving the Body of Christ. He tended to Paul’s and Silas’s needs. They were Jesus to him. He became Jesus to them!
The jailer did not wait for a church elder to announce a need or call for servants. He did not wait for a sign that Jesus wanted him to serve. Paul and Silas do not appear to have asked for help. The new disciple saw a need. He stepped out in faith and met that need.
The jailer and his household rejoiced in their new faith. They rejoiced at the opportunity to serve Jesus by serving others.
Jesus revealed Himself to the Philippian jailer in a miraculous way. The Lord met him right where he was. In his workplace!
If you do not know Jesus Christ call out to Him. The Lord will meet you right where you are. If you do not know what to believe ask God to show you the truth. He will introduce you to the one who is truth, Jesus!
Do not wait for a sign from God. Do not wait for a call from the pulpit. Look around you. There are people in need everywhere. There are opportunities to serve Jesus by serving His people right where you are with what you have right now!
Do you still rejoice at the miracle of your salvation? You should. Life is hard. The days are evil. That should cause us to rejoice even more. The world and all that it entails is in a state of decay. The life Jesus is preparing for you has only just begun!
Pray for God to reveal Himself to the people near you. If you are at work pray for your unsaved co-workers. If you are at home pray for your unsaved family members. Take the time to pray today!
Ask Jesus to perform His greatest miracle. Ask Jesus to save the people near you right now!
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