Who does God have for you?
Luke 1:1-4 & Acts 1:1-2
Have you ever thought about, really thought about it, who has God prepared for you, yes, you specifically, to tell about Jesus.
As I read the Gospel of Luke and the book of Acts, I'm taken aback that Luke was writing all of this so that a man named Theophilus would know everything that Jesus did. I'm sure that Luke not only wanted Theophilus to what what Jesus did, but he also wanted him to know Jesus. To know Jesus as the one who came to save him, to rescue him, to restore him to God.
Luke wrote two complete books addressed to this man, so that he might have a relationship with the God of creation. So I ask myself, do I have that kind of passion for one person to come to Jesus? Would I sit down and write them an entire book, laying out in detail everything Jesus had done? Would I spend the countless hours that it would take with the hope that he would come to know Jesus.
Well, I'm thankful God has not called me to write books of the Bible, but He has called me to be looking for my Theophilus. To be on the look out for those He would bring into my life, that need to hear about Jesus. That need to understand the Gospel, that need to hear about the savior.
Everyone knows of Heinz, of the "fifty-seven varieties," but few know of his zeal as a soul winner. At a revival meeting one day, the minister turned to him and said: "You are a Christian man; why aren't you up and at it?" He went home in anger and went to bed, but could not sleep. At four o'clock in the morning he prayed that God would make him a power in His work and then went to sleep. At the next meeting of bank presidents, which he attended shortly afterward, he turned to the man next to him and spoke to him of the Christian life. His friend looked at him in amazement and said, "I've wondered many times why you never spoke to me about it if you really believed in Christ." That was the first of 267 souls which Heinz won to Christ after that time.
Who in your world might turn to you and remark, "I've wondered many times why you never spoke to me about it if you really believed in Jesus?”
So we are told to go and share the good news of Jesus Christ. We don’t have to write two books of the Bible, but we do have to share the story of the Bible, the story of Jesus. We can’t be afraid, indifferent, or apathetic. For The Gospel is the power of God unto salvation (Romans 1:16). So ask God, who do you have for me Lord, who is my Theophilus? And Lord, give me the courage to tell that person about You.