And I, if I be lifted up from the earth, will draw all men unto me. -John 12:32
This is the promise I drew from my Promise Box this morning. As I read it, God gently nudged me, and I could almost hear Him say…”I only called you to lift me up…to share the Gospel…to love folks the way I loved you…to tell them of My Peace…to show them the way to heaven…”
Sometimes, we as Christians think it’s our “job” to cram the Bible down people’s throats. To pass judgement. To “thump” them with our “holiness”. To gleam and shine in our own “righteousness”. That is hard to do on a ’round the clock basis, for we ourselves are still sinners…just forgiven. We are not yet perfect, nor can we be in this world. God knew that, so the only thing He asked us to do, is to tell them of Jesus and His love for them, show them the way to heaven!
In regards to trying to help folks, my dad used to say, “You can lead a horse to water…but you can’t make him drink.” The same holds true of the lost. We can tell them of Jesus, lead them to the Water of Life, but the rest is up to them. It’s their choice. We are only the bearer of the Good News. We plant the seed…God gives the increase.
Don’t strive for perfection today…. Just share Jesus and His love. Tell others what He’s done for you. Love others the way He loves you!