Faith is to be Shared

Day by Day Devotions

Day 5


The last command of Jesus was that we share our faith. After walking among men and women and then paying our penalty for sin and resurrected from death before returning to heaven, Jesus came and spoke unto them saying: All power is given me in heaven and in earth .

Go ye therefore and teach all nations, baptizing them in Name of the Father, and of the son, and of the Holy Spirit: teaching them to observe all things whatsoever I have commanded you: and lo I am with you always, even to the end of the world.Matthew 28: 18-20.

But Jesus did not leave His followers alone: He promised to send the Holy Spirit to empower them and us. One example of that power was manifested in the life of Peter. While Jesus was agonizing for the sins of the world, Peter denied even knowing Him.

Later he repented of that sin and after Pentecost preached and about 3,000 souls were saved. It is reported that later in life Peter was martyred for his faithful service and requested he be crucified upside down not considering himself worthy to die as JESUS died.

Some believers think their lives are insignificant to God, but God loves the least of His children and will bless any child who makes his or her life available to Him. He can take a diamond in the rough and through refinement make a beautiful gem. Also He can take a broken vessel, place it on His potter’s wheel,and make it into a new and useful vessel.

Jeremiah 18:4And the vessel that he made of clay was marred in the hand of the potter; so he made it again into another vessel, as it seemed good to the potter to make.”

Father, bless each individual who reads these words, and if some life is broken and hurting, remold that life into a useful vessel. Jesus made this possible and we ask it in His Name. Amen.

Doris Lisemby