“Everyone who calls on the name of the Lord will be saved. How then will they call on him in whom they have not believed? And how are they to believe in him of whom they have never heard? And how are they to hear without someone preaching? And how are they to preach unless they are sent? As it is written, “How beautiful are the feet of those who preach the good news!” (Romans 10:13-15)
The door to heaven has been flung wide open for any to enter through faith in Jesus. But how are people to come if they are never invited? God makes his invitation known through people. But who are these people? Isn't it easy for us to expect “someone else” to do it? However, if there was a child in the street and a huge truck about to hit them, would we wait for “someone else” to come and save them? No! We would jump in and take action ourselves.
Every day there are men and women who are in danger of eternal damnation in Hell. Why are we waiting for someone else to come and share about God's rescue plan? Yes, we are busy and have “a lot going on.” But what could be more important than sharing about how someone's soul could be saved?
What if we stopped making excuses and started praying for God to give us opportunities to share about him consistently? Like Paul, pray that God may open a door for your message” (Colossians 4:3). What if we didn't just go to church or chapel, but invited others to come along so that they could hear the good news about Jesus? What if we didn't just live for ourselves but intentionally thought about how we can use our lives to reach other people?
Jesus said the harvest is plentiful, but the laborers are few (Matthew 9:37). If we move from being consumers of Christianity to laborers for Christ, then we will see the harvest of salvation that Jesus has promised. God wants to save people. And He wants to use us to make His salvation known. Are you letting yourself be used?
Question: What can you do today to reach more people for eternity?
Challenge: Pray each morning for God to give you opportunities to share about Him and boldness to take those opportunities when He brings them.
Prayer: God, help me to make your salvation known through my life. Help my heart to not only enjoy you, but to have a deep desire to share about you with others.
Jeff Boettcher, Chapel Leader -- Philadelphia Phillies