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Sunday, December 6, 2009

Love Your Neighbor As Yourself Pt 2

Last time we talked about God placing us in the neighborhoods where He wants us, living next to the people that He wants to pursue through YOU AND ME! What an honor!!! As Christians our lives, gifts, talents, money, and time no longer belong to us (as if any of it ever did ) but to Jesus the King..
Galatians 2:20 and 2 Corinthians 5:20
I am crucified with Christ: nevertheless I live; yet not I, but Christ lives in me: and the life which I now live in the flesh I live by the faith of the Son of God, who loved me, and gave himself for me. Then we are ambassadors for Christ. We have God's message, are His authorized messengers, and speak for God, beseeching you for Christ, and in His name, to be reconciled to God by repentance and the obedience of faith.

I finished off last time giving some tips on how to reach out and one was just letting people tell you what ails them. So when I saw my neighbors outside ..I had a purpose and that purpose was to share Jesus and the Kingdom with them that was my focus, I didn't even think they might have some things to share. So I pull up to my house and my neighbors are outside drinking and talking, a daughter and her dad. So I start talking to them about the weather, anyone who lives in Va can tell you that this is the only state where you can experience all 4 seasons in a single day!LOL! We talked about CHRISTmas and how unattractive the commercialism of it is. Then my neighbors just started opening up..telling me about painful experiences, hard things, that they went through and it was hard to sit there without shedding a tear from time to time. I wanted to share Jesus so bad because I knew He was the answer! The answer to Eternal life for them and for their emotional healing as well. Then the door opened and I walked through it as they intently listened to me share with them how God saved me on the streets of NJ at 15. I began to cry as I do now when I think about how He pursued me and what Jesus dying in my place has meant to me. As I began to cry and just thank God the dad comes over and hugs me..I didn't even think about pulling away. I dried my eyes and thanked him and he smiled and walked back over to his daughter...there was a pause and then the daughter told me how someone shot her son execution style earlier this year. I just stood there listening...what do I say to that??? I didn't know what to say. The only thing that I could say was, what a man sows he reaps and that God is the Judge, jury and dispenser of justice. They agreed. This incident was still fresh in their minds, the rushing home and finding her son lying lifeless at her feet as she walked through her front door, the funeral filled with gunfire and fear. Two more young men gunned down just months do you ask the greatest question ever to be asked..would you like to accept Christ as Savior? I didn't. After she talked I asked them if I ever shared with them how I met my husband and how God put us together. They said no with anticipation in their voices so I went on to tell my story. One day I'll be able to ask them the greatest question ever asked. I'm glad for now just knowing that we've shared our testimonies with most of them and they know that we care about them enough stop, listen, help them, and interact with them as much as possible. Mankind matters to God, and as Christians mankind being loved and being offered reconciliation with God should always matter to us as well.

I'm thanking God in advance for all of the opportunities that you all will seize to share Jesus love with your neighbors this week. Remember the 3 B's- Be Prepared to share Christ and or be a blessing, Be Yourself-relax, listen and enjoy it, Be Obedient to both the Great Commission and the Great Commandment. Love and blessings in abundance to you!!! (-:

Pray about it!!!

Luke 14:23
An the lord said unto the servant,
Go out into the highways and hedges, and compel
them to come in, that my house may be filled.


We Are Humbled Brothers & Passionate Sisters in Christ


Lady Bee ♥ said...

"Thank you of the members of that family called my husband today and said that he is really thinking about eternal life....that's what this is ALL about,reaching out to those around us so they can partake of this wonderful life too. (-:"

Anonymous said...

Thank you of the members of that family called my husband today and said that he is really thinking about eternal life....that's what this is ALL about,reaching out to those around us so they can partake of this wonderful life too. (-:


Lady Bee ♥ said...

Amen. And a wonderful life it is that God has given us, thank you Jesus!!! HALLELUJAH TO THE KING!!!