God is doing a lot of work in my heart. He is shaping my heart to be more like His in the sense that I am realizing the largeness of the world, and the importance of reaching out into it.
There is so much
more to being a Christian than simply being comfortable and worrying about yourself. There
is a world of hurting, broken people out there. And Jesus has filled the
void in my heart, but He does not want me to stop there.
He wants to
fill the void in theirs too. That’s why he commanded us to GO and to
MAKE DISCIPLES of all the nations, baptizing them in the name of the
Father, Son and Holy Spirit.
There is power, healing, & unexplainable
joy in the presence of Jesus, and this joy was meant to be shared. The
gospel was brought to me because it is always on its way to someone
I don’t know why I am so reluctant to share it when I’m living my
everyday life at home. I guess God has challenged us with so many
superficial differences such as skin color, language, culture, etc. But
these are only false barriers; color of our blood is all the same!
realizing that I am so quick to let these things discourage me from
starting conversations, especially life-giving conversations about
Jesus. But I am realizing my selfishness as I look back on so many
missed opportunities to speak to people and love people who are
different from me.
Every second of every day, I should be asking myself
one simple question: What would Jesus do?
I’ll tell you what Jesus would
do- Jesus would break through the facade of culture barriers and SPEAK
LIFE INTO PEOPLE, no matter how different they are. Think of the
Samaritan woman. And the leaper. And the tax collector.
addressed these people based on how others viewed them. He saw these
people for exactly who they were- human beings, precious souls with
brokenness inside them and a desperate need to be healed by His words.
have read these various scriptures time after time, yet on a daily
basis I forget to live them out! I am usually too caught up in my to-do
list, too focused on my present task. But my task, whatever it may be,
is SURELY not nearly as big a priority as the person I am walking right
past and the opportunity I am passing up to introduce them to their
almighty Savior who died for them.