God’s Word: Romans 11:1-10 (The Message)
God’s Message to me: (My interpretation of what God is saying in these verses)
Why are My followers in the minority? There are two major reasons. First, too many believers have dropped the ball. Jesus left earth by commissioning His followers to take His message of salvation to the whole world, starting right at home. Instead, as the years have gone by, His followers have gotten involved with their own pursuits and used the abilities I gave them to simply pad their own pockets. Second, many who come to Christ come for selfish reasons. They want a Savior but don’t want to make Him the Lord of their lives. They have missed the joy and peace of a close relationship with Jesus.
My loyal minority hold on not because of what they get out of it but knowing what Jesus endured to redeem them from sins hold. They realize that Jesus is the Way, the Truth and the Life and no one comes to Me except through Jesus. Instead of using their abilities to enhance their own lives they use them to be a blessing to others. No greater blessing is there than introducing another person to Jesus, the Redeemer, from sin’s hold. Instead of looking out for their own self interests they are inviting Me to use their abilities to reach out to others.
You are My hands and feet of mercy. The world will not know mercy lest you demonstrate it before them. Many are in need of a word of comfort—to feel My compassion through your actions. Unless they can see the beauty of Jesus through your words and deeds—they have no reason to believe in Him. You are the fulcrum upon which the salvation of your friends and family balance. My presence in your life can make all the difference in the world—in your life and the lives of those you touch.
God’s Question: Can others see Jesus in your words and actions?
God’s Promise: Draw near to Me and I will draw near to you.
My Prayer to God:
I Praise You for the beauty of nearness to Jesus.
I am Sorry I too often get sidetracked with foolishness.
Thank You for Your Word that keeps calling me back.
Please Help Me let Your beauty be demonstrated in my life.