DIG for Sunday the 29th of May…..do we walk the walk as well as talk the talk…..Acts 1 v 8

Every time I come to conference I am encouraged and challenged; time for me to share the challenge!

In Wendell’s message today he used Acts 1 v 8, a verse well known to most of us.

Today the word that struck home with me was “be”; ye shall be witnesses unto me.

Most people in church today are encouraged to witness to others i.e. tell them about Jesus.

That is not what Jesus is telling us here.

He is telling us to be witnesses i.e. show people Jesus, through the way he live and walk, rather than just telling them about our faith.

Let’s be honest, we have all seen Christians who “talk the talk, but don’t walk the walk”.

We should be witnesses unto Christ is our everyday life, in our workplace, in school, at home and in the shops, indeed wherever we are.

Rest assured that if people know you profess a faith in Jesus they will be watching you, and if they see hypocrisy they will never listen to what you have to say.

Jesus wants you to be a witness rather than just witness!

And if you want to be a witness to Jesus this verse says that you need to be baptised in the Holy Spirit (but more on that later).

Speak this out today…..”Thank you Lord that you have provide me with the baptism of the Holy Spirit in order to enable me to be a witness for Jesus”.

Acts 1 v 8…..But ye shall receive power, after that the Holy Ghost is come upon you: and ye shall be witnesses unto me both in Jerusalem, and in all Judea, and in Samaria, and unto the uttermost part of the earth


DIG for Saturday the 28th of May…..do we identify with our sickness and disease…..Matthew 5 v 34

Healing should be an easy process; Jesus took all our sickness and disease on His body and by His stripes we were healed (1 Peter 2 v 24).

Yet, sometimes we do not see healing, especially when the sickness has been long term.

In a case like this a person can identify with their illness, they can make it part of their identity.

When the woman with the issue of blood (a long term illness) was healed Jesus said “and be whole of thy plague”.

He didn’t say the plague, he said thy plague.

Had the woman been ill for so long that she had made this illness part of her identity?

Did Jesus recognise this in the woman?

This may just be conjecture with the woman, but it could be true for us.

The good news is that even if we think that way at the moment we can change how we think.

We can push through, become determined and reach out to take our healing; this is what we see the woman doing in this account.

What I’ve been learning this weekend is that we need to be aggressive in taking our healing; the Lord wants us to live in health (and prosperity) above all things, but we need to play our part in accepting our healing.

So, stop identifying with your illness and start identifying with your healing.

Speak this out today…..”Thank you Lord for the healing that you have already provided through the finished work of Jesus”.

Matthew 5 v 34…..And he said unto her, Daughter, thy faith hath made thee whole; go in peace, and be whole of thy plague