Peter, John, Stephen, Paul, and other names that we know from the pages of the New Testament are just the tip of the iceberg of spiritual leaders who embraced the message of Jesus. The first century world was literally transformed by these early believers. How will your example inspire others to turn to Jesus today?
You became imitators of us and of the Lord, for you welcomed the message in the midst of severe suffering with the joy given by the Holy Spirit. And so you became a model to all the believers in Macedonia and Achaia. The Lord’s message rang out from you not only in Macedonia and Achaia—your faith in God has become known everywhere.—1 Thessalonians 1:6-8
Prayer: Lord, may I imitate the Thessalonian believers today, welcoming your message, modeling spiritual transformation for those around me, so that your message rings out loud and clear through my life and leadership. In Your name I pray, Jesus, Amen.