I’ve heard it said that we should preach the Gospel to ourselves daily. This can be as simple as reminding ourselves that without Christ we are dead and condemned in our sin, but by His abundant grace, Jesus died on a cross and rose from the dead to save all who repent and believe in Him. This means, all who are born again have eternal life and hope in His return. What a humbling reminder! But, preaching the Gospel to ourselves can be taken a step further when we start seeing the Gospel in our everyday lives.
As I’ve been getting into the habit of pondering and declaring the Gospel to myself daily, I’ve felt compelled to ask the Lord to give me eyes to see the Gospel in all things—even the circumstances that seem unrelated to the good news. God will, no doubt, continually be answering this prayer. But, I wanted to share with you just one of the ways He recently responded.
A personal testimony
Lately, I’ve been wrestling with feeling unequipped for ministry and the things God is calling me to in this season of my life. I’ve felt overwhelmed and insecure. And I know these feelings aren’t from God, so I went to His Word. In the Bible, the Lord promises to equip believers for what He calls us to. So, I looked for a verse that spoke truth into my insecurities and was led to Hebrews 13:20-21, which says:
“Now may the God of peace who brought again from the dead our Lord Jesus, the great shepherd of the sheep, by the blood of the eternal covenant, equip you with everything good that you may do his will, working in us that which is pleasing in his sight, through Jesus Christ, to whom be glory forever and ever. Amen.”Hebrews 13:20-21
As I memorized these verses, truth replaced my insecurities. But the Spirit also opened my eyes to the Gospel in this passage. I could see written explicitly in the text that the Gospel is the reason it’s even possible for me to be equipped by God! When I received Christ as my Lord and Savior ten years ago, it was His death and resurrection that made forgiveness and eternal life possible. And today, Jesus remains my great Shepherd. He gives me everything I need in order to do His will and bring Him glory.
Without even realizing it when I started memorizing this passage, I was preaching the Gospel to myself! Ultimately, the answer to my seemingly unrelated insecurities was found in the hope of the Gospel.
Seeing the Gospel in our everyday lives gives us hope
I’m learning that seeing the Gospel in our everyday lives builds our faith, strengthens our hope, and gives us greater peace. The Gospel isn’t just for the moment we put our faith in Christ and one day when He returns. We get to experience the infinite blessings of the Gospel each day. Let’s pray that Jesus would give us eyes to see them and praise Him when we do.
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