Journal Entry by Geoff Allen

S – Scripture: Romans 10:14-17 (Msg)
But how can people call for help if they don’t know who to trust? And how can they know who to trust if they haven’t heard of the One who can be trusted? And how can they hear if nobody tells them? And how is anyone going to tell them, unless someone is sent to do it?

O - Observation
How can people call out to God if no one has told them about him? We go through a lot of things in our lives and it doesn’t matter if we are new Christians or one of those that have been around for a while.  We all have a story to tell about the faithfulness and love of God.  It was brought new to me again this morning how I felt when I first realised the depth of God’s love for me and in that great love - he would sacrifice his son for me. 

A - Application
I believe that God gives us opportunities to share His love to people in our world (workplace, friends, school, neighbours, etc) and yes it may be challenging, but if you are obedient what joy that can bring.  Sometimes we blow it, but that’s ok; sharing with love and compassion about the love of God is life changing.  I would love to hear your stories. God wants to work in us and through us every day and I have found that it’s usually when it’s not convenient for me that opportunities arrive but find that rather than a distraction they are moments God had in his planner and Oh! how wonderful it is to be active about his business.

P - Prayer
Lord let me walk close enough to you to hear your voice and recognize the opportunities you give me to change lives and play my part in your plans and purposes.