2005-09-17 - Sheep and Lambs
Hey everyone, I pray that you are all okay and are adequately provided for. Give love to all people around you by sharing Christ with those who have lost everything, and are lost without Christ. As Jesus said to Peter in John chapter 21.
John 21:15-17 "When they had finished eating, Jesus said to Simon Peter, "Simon son of John, do you truly love me more than these?" "Yes, Lord, he said, "you know that I love you." Jesus said, "Feed my lambs. 16 Again Jesus said, "Simon son of John, do you truly love me?" He answered, "Yes, Lord, you know that I love you." Jesus said, "Take care of my sheep.17 The third time he said to him, "Simon son of John, do you love me?" Peter was hurt because Jesus asked him the third time. "Do you love me?" He said, "Lord, you know all things; you know that I love you." Jesus, said, "Feed my sheep."
As the Family of God, our love for the sheep and lambs around us reflects how much we love Christ, and how much we trust in the saving work that He did on the cross for us. Are we ashamed of ourselves, that we are afraid to share Christ with others? Are we ashamed of the Gospel, that we are afraid to share the Gospel with the sheep and lambs around us?
Feeding them physically is one thing, but feeding them physically without feeding them spiritually is just as bad as leading them to their death. God's lambs and sheep die because of lack of relationship. That is the relationship and the love of our mighty God. God wants to use us to reach out to the people around us with His love. We are all charged to be ministers of His grace. It's not just for the leaders to do. There are a lot of opportunities around you, and if those people die and you didn't tell them, it will bother you. I know it bothers me.
So I encourage you to allow the gifts of the Spirit to flow from you. Galatians 5:22 But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, 5:23 gentleness and self-control.
Be self-controlled and allow yourself to love the victims around you. Share the gentle love of Christ with them, a free gift. Give them life that can now replace all the things that they lost during the hurricane and flooding.
God Bless You, My Friends!
I want my life to be for the glory of God