Yesterday we looked briefly at some evidence for the resurrection, the ascension and the sending of the Holy spirit. We then talked about what we should be motivated to do because of these final parts of Jesus story. One of the things I said was that we need to be Monday Morning Missionaries.
We talked about, one of the best ways we can be Christ to those we live with, work with, talk with and walk with is to live fruitful lives in the vine. One of the best ways for people to see Christ in you is that “…they may see your good deeds and glorify God…”.
So, today as you go back to your weekly life, the one that you live in 6.8 days of the week, I wanted to remind all of us to not be afraid to live this fruitful abundant life that we have been blessed with.
Jesus said in John 15: “ If you obey my commandments, you will remain in my love… My commandment is this—to love one another just as I have loved you. No one has greater love than this—that one lays down his life for his friends.”
I would encourage you today, to focus on this one command. Love one another. Love those you live with, love those you work with, love your neighbors and friends. There is probably a very tangible way you can show them love today – look for it an do it.
Maybe they need a pat on the back. Maybe they need someone to listen to them because no one listens at home. Maybe they need lunch. Maybe they need an afternoon coffee break. There could be hundreds of little ways you can show them love.
Then if you get that opportunity, don’t hand them the four spiritual laws right then and there. Instead, continue to love them in this way. In so doing, you will be gaining influence in their lives. And when they need it the most you will be there to share what they most need.
I’m praying for us as a church today, that we can truly start to grasp exactly what it means to be Christ to our 8 to 15. Let me know if you need anything to help you do that!