As believers we need to understand that apart from God giving each of us a revelation of Who He is, then we will never know Him…Unbelievers aren’t looking for Him. They don’t recognize Who He is…
Remember this scripture…
If you love Me, obey My commandments. And I will ask the Father, and He will give you another Advocate, Who will never leave you. He is the Holy Spirit, Who leads into all truth. The world cannot receive Him, because it isn’t looking for Him and doesn’t recognize Him. But you know Him, because He lives with you now and later will be in you. John 14:15-17
We, as believers, do know Him. We can act like Him and follow Him and share Him with the world, but if they don’t have an encounter with Him, then they will never really know Him. It’s up to us to spread the gospel…sure…but it’s up to Him to save. He calls hearts. He softens hearts. He calls to those who will be His.
The pressure is on His shoulders.
He alone can lead us to Truth. When we share about Him, it’s so important to share the full gospel. The entire, politically incorrect gospel…and then allow Him to do the rest. We should never shy away from the Truth. If people are offended with the Truth, they are offended with God. That’s between them and God. We have got to stop making the gospel about us. It’s all about Him.
We will never convince anyone to accept God into their hearts…God does that.
We must pray that the world…those who are lost…will begin to seek Him. If they seek Him, they will find Him.
We know who and Whose we are…and because we do, we must act like our Brother, Jesus. This was His response to knowing Who He was…
Jesus knew that the Father had given Him authority over everything and that He had come from God and would return to God. So, He got up from the table, took off His robe, wrapped a towel around His waist, and poured water into a basin. Then He began to wash the disciples’ feet, drying them with the towel He had around Him. John 13:3-5
He knew He had all authority and He came from God, and His response was to wash His disciples’ feet. As believers and leaders of any kind, we must return to this humble posture…
We are called to serve. In all that we do, we serve. I’ve noticed an upside downness in the church culture that places pastors and leaders as celebrities…I believe it’s time to flip that and draw our hearts to serving again…laying down our lives for friends. The change can begin here, now. It can begin with you and me. I am willing to be changed, are you?
Let’s hold each other up as we surrender to being servants again.
God, forgive me for any time that I have preferred myself over others. Forgive me for any time that I have set myself higher than others. Lead me in Truth. Show me how to live each day and each interaction with others. I belong to You. In Jesus’ name, Amen.