Friday, August 19, 2011

DO PRAY FOR, ENCOURAGE, HELP, AND BUILD UP…

..your Christian friends who tactfully witness for Christ..anywhere. People need to hear the Message more than ever.

Yes, spend time with em as they sow, cuz their anointing of faith might just rub off on you a bit. Ya know what I mean. Some things seem to be better caught than taught (they're learned and improved upon in the doing rather than in the mere reading about alone). 

Christ wisely applied truth. He sowed and talked about a sower who went out to sow seed. And He encouraged people by saying that, "..some seed 'fell on good ground, sprang up, and yielded a crop a hundredfold.' When He had said these things He cried, 'He who has ears to hear, let him hear!'"(see Lk. 8:5-8). And He still wants to see all of us faithful and fruitful in Him.

"Seedtime and harvest are tied together in a sure knot." ~ Charles Spurgeon

"Rest in this—it is His business to lead, command, impel, send, call…It is your business to obey, follow, move, respond.." ~Jim Elliot

You already know that 95% of Christians have never led one person to Christ, but let this stat motivate you to pray earnestly, to sow diligently, and to simply ask more. Sometimes we just forget to listen or ask people we are talking with ..something like this: Is there any good reason why you won't turn and trust Christ today? Yeah, He's only a prayer away, so why wouldn't you love for me to pray with you right here? He will forgive you and make you into the kind of person that you always wanted to be. 


Yeah, don't allow the enemy to beat you up or rob your joy. Down in the dumps, defeated, carnal kind of joy-less believers win no one to righteousness. Ever seen it happen even once? Who would want what they have?  


Besides, we save no one. Salvation is of the Lord and we just cooperate with Him.

The Apostle Paul said, "And let us not grow weary while doing good, for in due season we shall reap if we do not lose heart" (Gal. 6:9). 


Too many believers sadly feel down, discouraged and like second-class citizens in God's Kingdom, because they sow seed, and sow seed, pray for and sow more seed in love.. and haven't yet reaped by leading another person that they've talked with in a prayer of repentance. They keep hoping and prayin' that this will happen, but haven't seen God's apex-miracle take place yet. 


Hey, at least they care while so many Christians desire more to be accepted as "cool" and seem to give a flip about where their friends will spend eternity. Patience and faith in intercession, in hearing, and in yielding to the Spirit is needed instead of givin' up. It's time to rejoice in the Lord and leave the results up to Him as we sow.



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