“News of this reached the ears of the church at Jerusalem, and they sent Barnabas to Antioch.”
Are you a gossiper of the good news?
Are you the messenger that runs to people far and wide to tell them of what is happening in a certain place?
Do you speak well of what God is doing in your church?
Today find something good that God is doing and go tell someone.
Get on to Facebook, Twitter, or whatever else you want to use and tell the world. Pick up a phone, write a letter, go and see someone. But make sure you choose who you tell wisely. Find someone influential.
Someone had gone to the leaders in Jerusalem and told them of what God was doing in Antioch. Those leaders then took up the story, they became part of the next chapter by sending Barnabas to go and encourage the new believers.
You don’t know what will happen next if you tell someone influential what God is doing. That person may engage with the story and take it to the next level. I was recently in an African conference where there were more preachers than the schedule supposedly would allow for and each one was introduced as someone who was going to take us to the next level. What this meant was that the schedule became not even a guide of what was going to happen but not worth the paper it had been written on. Whenever we heard ‘now we are going to go to another level’ we knew another preacher would preach. I must confess I was quite happy to remain on the level I was at but then I am not that holy!
However my African friends had a point, we do need people to take us and our story to the next level. But how can they if they do not know? What has been missed because we just did not speak up?
News reached the ears of the church in Jerusalem … Let us make sure the news reaches.
Do you have someone to tell today?