|In my devotional reading this morning about the call of Jesus’ first disciples I was struck by the following statement in the Desire of Ages p. 141 “There are those who for a lifetime have professed to be acquainted with Christ, yet who have never made a personal effort to bring even one soul to the Saviour. They leave all the work for the minister. He may be well qualified for his calling, but he cannot do that which God has left for the members of the church.
“There are many who need the ministration of loving Christian hearts. Many have gone down to ruin who might have been saved if their neighbors, common men and women, had put forth personal effort for them. Many are waiting to be personally addressed. In the very family, the neighborhood, the town, where we live, there is work for us to do as missionaries for Christ. If we are Christians, this work will be our delight. No sooner is one converted than there is born within him a desire to make known to others what a precious friend he has found in Jesus. The saving and sanctifying truth cannot be shut up in his heart.” DA 141
Is sharing Jesus wth you neighbors and friends a part of your life? Is letting others know of God’s great love and salvation your desire? If not, I would encourage you to examine your own relationship with Jesus. Let Him do His wonderful work of thorough conversion i your life. God has placed you in your neighborhood or workplace for the purpose of reflecting His love to those around you.
This week, join in praying that we sense God’s call to share Jesus with those around us.
Mike Edge, President