To each of us God gave His image and we are called light bearers because our job is to reflect HIS Image to all that know us.
Just as a tree bares fruit in its season we will be made complete only when we have the ability to bear fruit in our season.
The purpose of man has always been to serve God, the one who has dominion over him. Man has been given life solely to carry the fire of truth…to be a Pillar of Fire in the darkness. Just like the runners carrying the Olympic Torch we too run a race to the finish line but the torch we carry is the torch of truth …in a race of truth.
So please know that every day the Lord waits patiently to spend time with you, His Child. He knows you intimately, but you, if you are honest with yourself will admit you hardly know HIM because the fire you once had has turned to embers. The passion you once had has become lukewarm.
Go back and rekindle the memories written in His Word. Know that you are an ordinary person in the hand of an Extraordinary GOD. He remembers you always because you have been “Inscribed On The Palms of HIS HANDS” Isaiah 49:12. With the blood of HIS One and ONLY SON.
My soul’s pursuit, the passion of my heart, is to stay near to the heart of God. The only way to have the Lord as your shepherd in this life is to stay in His Word.
So my friend……Go back and do the things you did in the beginning. Begin again to devour the Bitter Sweet Word of God. His words will renew your strength, His words will renew your compassion and His words will renew your desire to reach out to the walking dead all around you.
All people are desperate for a cool cup of water; given to them by you on behalf of the ONE you SERVE, to quench their thirst in this desert valley of shadows we call earth.
So go back to the HOLY BIBLE to the Talking Book and begin again the story of the ages. No you will not hear audible words, but the words you read will ignite the embers in your heart, your mind and your spirit.
Then the Holy Spirit will once again burn brightly within you so that the image of God you carry will again shine like a Pillar of Fire and light up the darkness that surrounds you.
When you were born again two things happened to you. Jesus now carries your Cross-for you during this life because He has nailed your sins onto His Cross. The other thing that happened is that the Holy Spirit gave you a bag to carry.This bag is filled with seeds of Truth. This bag is huge and very heavy. The Holy Spirit carries this bag for you as well. It’s there with you always at the ready, filled with seeds that you can plant into the hearts of seekers as they are brought to you during your life.
This bag of seeds represents the greatest burden you will ever carry in this life and on into the next. Every seed in your bag was given to you to plant when the opportunities came while you were alive. Every seed had the name of someone you know on it. Someone you are personally responsible to witness too…people you love that you would die for and also those God HIMSELF has placed in your path.
When you stand before the Lord with your seed bag, will it still be huge and heavy? If it is you will be shown the myriad of times during your life when you should have sown the seed and you did not. You will see the parade of all the lives that you could have made a difference in and you did not.
You see every choice has its consequences. Every time you decided not to stand alone and speak will be a time before God that you will shed a tear with HIM. The difference will be that He knew you wouldn’t take His Great Commission to those you know and love, let alone those He placed into your life path that needed to hear.
But because of His great love for you, He will take you into His arms and the two of you will cry for the Lost that you could have made a difference in; both those precious to you and precious to HIM.
The best opportunities we have for making a difference in the life of someone for Christ comes in two ways.
The first is to walk your talk and let your life reflect HIM. The other is to catch the fire of the Holy Spirit when He moves between you and someone you know and you begin to talk your walk.
Your life and mine is not about the many or even the few. It is all about your choice to speak to the ONE. Sharing your faith works best …when it’s done ONE to ONE.
Jesus came down from Heaven to Earth to save each of us ONE by ONE. Every day you live is CHRISTmas.
CHRISTmas is not about a bag full of toys, but about a bag full of SEEDS.