Twenty-three years and counting. That’s how long it has been since I surrendered my life to Jesus. Twenty-three years…
Seems like a long time in retrospect yet not really so long. Not long when we consider eternity is forever.
In that time knowing the Lord, I’ve been blessed with the opportunity to be involved in many different ministries reaching many different people.
I’ve been involved in missions and street evangelism.
I’ve taught Sunday school and discipleship classes.
I have participated in the worship bands with multiple churches.
I’ve written articles on living for the Lord.
Was filled with the Holy Spirit and have operated in spiritual giftings.
Been part of some rather large mega-churches and some smaller ones as well.
I’ve heard some great sermons.
Many great friends have come along in my years knowing the Lord.
God has helped me find peace throughout the difficulties in life.
I can’t imagine my life, not knowing the Lord.
Through all these things I’ve come to one conclusion regarding my favorite part:
They are all that matter.
Ministry fades. Careers come and go. Reputation is good but not everything.
People are everything. God gave His Son for people. For you. For me. For them.
“For God SO LOVED THE WORLD (people) that He gave His only Son so that whomever would believe in Him would not perish but be reconciled to God and have God-life within them.” (John 3:16/paraphrased)
Every day I wake up, I want to touch a soul with the precious love of Jesus.
I want to see another life changed by the sacrifice God made for us.
I know the power of that kind of change…it seriously-changes everything.
There is not time to waste.
We are not promised tomorrow.
I ask God to give me more-more souls-more people.
It’s the only thing we take with us when we leave this Earth.
It’s all that matters.
“God, give me more people. Grant me greater boldness and compassion to lay my life
Down for others. Let me do more. Let me speak to more. Let me love more.”
There are millions upon millions of people without Jesus.
What will you do?
What will you say?
Will you do?
Will you say?
God, give me more.
“For what is our hope, our joy, or the crown in which we will glory in the presence of our Lord Jesus when he comes? Is it not you? Indeed, you are our glory and joy.” (1 Thess 5:19-20)