I want to ask you a very serious question . . . think about it.
Why are you here? To marry, get a job, enjoy life, make money?
I am sorry, but too often in my conversations, it seems like these are priorities of life, but guys . . . what is the value of these? NOTHING! unless . . . well, I will get back to that
Here is another question.
Do you care about your neighbors (Jesus’ definition) soul?
Think a moment about where they will go if they die. Guess what, while you are worshiping God, they will be in Hell . . . no other place. unless . . . well, I will get back to that
What are you really doing to reach them?
Are you giving money? Is that really the answer (no). Are you spending time teaching Sunday School (a part of the answer . . . but there are more needy people out there)? Are you “showing others through your actions”? Does that really tell them who you are(no). but there is one was to reach them . . . well, I will get back to that
What are their souls worth to you?
Have you read “In His Steps” recently and are you willing to take the same challenge? Are you willing to quit your job and move to tell them about Jesus? Are they worth that much? Are you willing to pay for a hotel room for one? Are they worth that to you? Because they were worth a sovereign soul to God.
You see, until you invest in them so much that you bleed, you do not know them. You do not cars for them. Well, actually you do love them and care for them . . . but there is no way you can identify with them or make a true impact on or in them. In working with the worst of the worst, the ministry I work with has just recently begun to reach this point. After thousands of dollars worth of sacrifice, hundreds of hours worth or care, concern, and love, we are finally getting a glimpse.
What is the glimpse we got? Well, one of the girls we are working with has been doing great in church, but her mother is pressuring her to get pregnant. “She will never be good for marriage, but she can get pregnant and I need help paying the bills (she has 23 siblings).” Sure, we can condemn them and blame them for abusing the system, but does that meet their needs, get them closer to Christ, or solve their problem? Let Rush blast them for being money drains (which they should be blasted for), but our call, as called ones, it to reach beyond that and find the really issue. The issue of Christ.
So, Whose life are you touching . . . and how are you willing to touch it?