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Called to be a Witness

Isaiah 44:8

Do not be startled or afraid. Have I not told you and declared it long ago? You are My witnesses!

God has called us to be His witnesses. Jesus told His disciples just before He ascended into heaven that they would be His witnesses in Jerusalem, Judea, and Samaria. We are also called to be His servants, as is described in both the Old Testament and the New. Too often, however, we confuse the two.

A servant is one who serves. God gives him/her a job to do, and the servant does that job. We see in Romans 12 and 1 Corinthians 12 that our spiritual gift is an indicator as to where God has called us to serve. A witness, however, plays a different role. The witness watches the work of God and tells others what He has done. Mary Magdalene was both a servant and a witness. She served Jesus, and as a result of her service to Him, she was a witness to the resurrection. She did not perform the resurrection; she merely saw its evidence.

Dear PHOEBES, you are called to be both a servant and a witness of Christ. As you use the gift He has graciously given you, He has promised that you will see Him do wonders in your life and in the lives of others. You are not responsible for the miracles; you are to witness them. Our faith fails when we confuse the two. Simply serve Him, and watch Him do the impossible.

Have a blessed day!

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