“What We Have Seen … We Proclaim”

“What we have seen and heard we proclaim to you also …”. (I John 1:3).

We find in this verse something that is right at the heart of the nature of Christianity: what one experiences of God is to be shared with others. John and the other Apostles saw and heard the risen Christ personally — and what they saw and heard and handled with their own hands (His resurrrected body) they proclaimed to the world. This sharing with others what we have experienced is an inherent part of the Christian faith.

What does this reveal about the nature of your faith? Are you sharing with other people about your walk with the Lord? Do you speak of Him to others? Do you relate what you are reading and learning daily in God’s word?  John went on to say in :4 “These things we write, so that our joy may be made complete.” His joy would not be complete, unless he SHARED what he had experienced of God, so that others were brought into that relationship he so enjoyed.

The same will be true for us. When God is doing something in your life, you will have a desire to share it. It is an inherent part of genuine Christian faith. What does the way you share, indicate about what God is really doing in you?  If you are not sharing your faith with others, you are a dysfunctional Christian at best — if not an imposter at worst.

About Shawn Thomas

My blog, shawnethomas.com, provides brief devotions from own personal daily Bible reading, as well as some of my sermons, book reviews, and family life experiences.
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