Why does God give us this craving... a heart to love the lost, mercy to heal the hurting and a calling to share the Good News with the unsaved of this world?
Could it be because Jesus warns us about the final judgment in Matthew 25? "I was sick and in prison and you did not look after me."
So am I to understand Christ receives the treatment we give to others? "I tell you the truth, whatever you did not do for one of the least of these, you did not do for me."
Then Jesus gives us a kicker at the end of this passage... "Then they will go away to eternal punishment, but the righteous to eternal life." Very sobering isn't it?
What's the bottom line here? I think James hits us over the head and mirrors this very thought in Jame 2; "Faith without deeds is dead," "Hey Shug, what good is your faith if you don't show Christ's love through your actions? Basically, what you do to other's - you are doing to Christ.
Peer with me into His perfect Word, do you see God's mercy and love saturated from cover to cover? "God's displays His love for us in action?" If you just love someone from a distance, in your head and you never act upon that love... what good is it? God shows us day-in and day-out that love is an action.
What good is your faith if you sit in your chair and read?
"MOVE AWAY FROM YOUR COMFORT ZONE" - Together lets show Christ's love through our actions!
- Come with me... as I go to Rwanda, Africa and join Shine On The World International Ministries (S.W. I. M.) Ministries.
- Come with me... as we preach in the prisons, churches, open air events and leaders conferences.
- Come with me... as I am desperate for your prayers.
- Come with me... and partner prayerfully and financially with S.W.I.M. (see below link) to bring hope to the lost, hurting and unsaved. http://www.swimministry.org/
Many of you have requested that I blog short updates and prayer requests during our Rwanda trip from August 1st - August 14th. May we all have a front row seat to watch God in action, as people cross over from eternal death to everlasting life!
Yahoo - this is indeed going to be quite the joy ride!
All For His Glory!