hen was the last time that you helped out someone that really needed it? Maybe it was a homeless person down the street or a baby in the daycare that would not stop crying that needed to be comforted? Or perhaps it was your parents, as you took out the trash, set the table for dinner, or another chore?
Regardless of what we want to do or what mood or feeling that we are feeling at the time, we are called to help those who feel as if they are helpless. Most importantly, we are called to help out those who do not know Jesus as their personal Lord or Savior to know Jesus. In other words, we are called to tell those in the world about Jesus.
~”For I was hungry and you gave me something to eat, I was thirsty and you gave me something to drink, I was a stranger and you invited me in, I needed clothes and you clothed me, I was sick and you looked after me, I was in prison and you came to visit me. Then the righteus will answer him, ‘Lord, when did we see you hungry and feed you, or thirsty and gave you something to drink? When did we see you a stranger and invite you in, or needing clothes and clothe you? When did we see you sick or in prison and go to visit you? The King will reply, ‘Truly I tell you, whatever you did for one of the least of these brothers and sisters of mine, you did for me.’”~Matthew 25:35-40, New International Version~
As the above Scripture emphasizes, our Heavenly Father wants us to help those who need Jesus. Yes. It is a command. We are commanded by Abba Father to share the Gospel with everyone, even with those who have never heard of the Name of Jesus Christ.
Even if you are not in the right kind of mood to share the Gospel of Jesus Christ with the person sitting next to you, boldly ask the Holy Spirit of God to give you the words to say to that person. You never know whose life you could make an impact on and that person could really use or need the Gospel of Jesus Christ as much as he or she needs the things of this world to satisfy him or her.
Even if you do not believe that the person next to you won’t respond to Christ in the way that you imagine him or her to respond, do not give up. Step out on faith and share the message of the Gospel of Jesus Christ with that hurting person.
Even if you do not believe that the person next to you will not come to the faith and believe in Jesus Christ, go ahead and share the Gospel of message of Jesus Christ with that person. You never know what seeds of grace and mercy that you will be planting in that person’s life.
~”Let us therefore come boldly unto the throne of grace, that we may obtain mercy, and find grace to help in that time of need.”~Hebrews 4:16, King James Version~
So, my message for you, men and women of faith, is to not give up and do not quit on leading your friends and family members to the Lord. For me, I have to continually tell myself that everyday.
I have many members of my family, most of them, who are not saved. There are times when I will have a Gospel-related conversation with my sister, who I do not believe is a Christian, and she will not respond in the way that I want her to respond.
One Summer, she came to my church on a Wednesday evening with me when I got back from a missions trip from Japan. I believe that she expressed interest in wanting to learn about Jesus during that time because of the seed that was planted. Since then, she has not come back to my church, but she continues to ask me questions about Jesus and about my faith.
I believe that this is a sign that God is working in and through her life and for me to not give up on her or to stop praying for her to come to the faith. I believe that God is working in the lives of your friends and family members, who desperately need to hear about the Word of God and Jesus Christ. Let us pray!:
Thank You for Your mercy. Thank You for Your grace. Thank You that Your hands have the power to invite anyone into Your Kingdom, which is welcome to all who come to the throne of grace and mercy in their time of need. I pray for wisdom to the readers, who need wisdom for how to reach out to that family member who is hurting. I pray for discernment for the readers, who are boldly reaching out to their communities for Christ and that they will reach out with the fruits of your Holy Spirit to them in order for them to feel your great love. I pray that Your love will touch communities in and surrounding the Atlanta area and that all will see and know of Your Son, Jesus Christ, through the love that Your sons and daughters show those, who are in the world. We give You the glory, the honor, and the praise.
In Jesus’ Name,
God bless you, dear reader!