John Bass, the former President of Christian Booksellers Association said; “The constant flow of communication exposes others to the challenge and motivates them to accomplish.” The challenge our Lord has laid out for us, our most important job here on earth, is to communicate the Gospel to others.
This communication hinges on how well we know the Lord ourselves. The apostle Paul’s greatest desire in life was to know Jesus Christ. “I want to know Christ and the power of His resurrection and the fellowship of sharing in His suffering, becoming like Him in His death.” (Philippians 3:10). After that, Paul’s mission was to make Jesus known to the world.
Communicating the Gospel also requires that we make time in our lives to pray for other people and for our attitude toward them. How do you view the people God brings into your path? Do you see them as a burden, or as a blessing from God?
Jesus didn’t treat people as burdensome interruptions. For example, when He heard that John the Baptist had been beheaded, He withdrew to be alone, but the crowds followed Him anyway. What would you have done? Jesus’ response was to hear the Father’s voice and feed the people who were hungry – both physically and spiritually. The people were not an interruption; they were His ministry.
We are His Communicators – His transmitters and receivers. As we live in faith and obedience before others, we will point them to Jesus Christ.
Thought for the Day
Look for ways to make time in your day for others.
In a time of social distancing you may think of this as a challenge. But I see it as an opportunity. Make a phone call, send an email or a letter through the mail.