Meditate on Acts 26:16-18. What difference do these truths make to your life, your actions, and your attitudes?
16 Now get up and stand on your feet. I have appeared to you to appoint you as a servant and as a witness of what you have seen of me and what I will show you. 17 I will rescue you from your own people and from the Gentiles. I am sending you to them 18 to open their eyes and turn them from darkness to light, and from the power of Satan to God, so that they may receive forgiveness of sins and a place among those who are sanctified by faith in me.'
Several things come to mind: all of us who have accepted Jesus have seen Him. We saw Him in the person or persons who led us to Him. We saw Him when we saw His followers or disciples acting kindly, compassionately, justly, mercifully, truthfully, loyally, lovingly to those around them. Yes, their words were a witness, but even more so were their actions. Not everyone can be a Billy Graham and maybe Paul wasn't one either. Maybe he just had the ability to talk to people about what he had seen and learned from the Lord Jesus. What I say is one thing; what I do is often something entirely different. Paul was able to talk to people about their world, their lives and just get them to be able to see clearly. Are we all servants? Obviously the answer is yes. We all have a purpose in life. All servants don't all serve in the same capacity; all are working toward the same goal but each has a different related task toward reaching that goal. Finally, I was thinking that all of us have seen Jesus and He has shown or taught things to each and every one of us. Maybe that's what our testimony is-just talk about how we've seen Him and what He's taught or shown us.