Saturday, January 9, 2010

daily text 1/9

Saturday, January 9, 2010
"Become reconciled to God." (2 Corinthians 5:20)

Jehovah has dignified us by giving us free will. Although he is God Almighty, he forces no one to serve him but appeals to people on the basis of love, blessing those who respond appreciatively to his marvelous provisions. (Romans 2:4) As his ministers, we should be ready to present the good news in a manner worthy of our merciful God each time we give a witness. (2 Corinthians 5:21; 6:3-6) To that end, we need to maintain a positive attitude toward the people in our territory. What can help us to meet this challenge? Jesus instructed his followers not to become unduly concerned if some rejected the message but rather to focus on finding deserving ones. (Matthew 10:11-15) Setting small, reachable goals can help us to do this. Some publishers endeavor to share at least one scripture with each householder if possible. What realistic goal could you set for yourself?
(Watchtower issue: 07/15/08, 2:14, 15)