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A Pollination of His Love

Mark 16:15

The Message (MSG)

14-16 Still later, as the Eleven were eating supper, he appeared and took them to task most severely for their stubborn unbelief, refusing to believe those who had seen him raised up. Then he said, “Go into the world. Go everywhere and announce the Message of God’s good news to one and all. Whoever believes and is baptized is saved; whoever refuses to believe is damned.

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The Bible says that we as Christians should go to all ends of the earth and preach the Good News to everyone so that none shall perish which is essentially God’s heart for the people He created.  How many of us actually do that?  Why are we so afraid to share Jesus with everyone we meet?  I myself can be quite shy at times and find it difficult to share with people I don’t know.  Questions pop up in my mind like crazy….what if they think I am insane?  What if they don’t believe me?  What if I tell it the wrong way and they get offended?  What if they yell at me?  What if they run? What do I do if they say no? Ugh!!!  Why should we even care??? If they do not say yes to Jesus they are say yes to eternal death in hell, and I personally do not wish that on anyone.

I know we should not use scare tactics to get people to invite Jesus into their hearts.  I also know that no one can be forced into anything.  On a further note, people often want to run from their problems instead of face them, therefore being presented with the fact that they will die and not go to heaven, does not take precedence over the Sunday night football game or the latest reality show on television.

So, with those things in mind, how DO we share the Good News across the world without offending or pushing or annoying everyone?  I know this may seem simple, but it seems to work for my husband and I.  Live the Christian life.  Share your testimony with those you meet everywhere you go.  I cannot count how many times I have left my husband alone in a restaurant to use the restroom only to come back and find our waitress in tears.  Why?  Because he shared our story and Jesus just happened to show up and soften their hearts.

In reality, it’s God who does all the work.  First He sets us free by using someone else or an event in our lives, then He just sits back and watches us share our stories and the entire time we are doing this, He is softening hearts or setting the seeds.  All we have to do is follow after Jesus and love our neighbors as ourselves.  Yes, it really is that easy.  God’s heart is that none shall perish that all would join Him in heaven one day.  We as His children, need to press into the things of God so that the end result is an outpouring or a pollination of His love.  Are we willing to become pollinators for Jesus?  It’s easy, spread your wings and buzz over to the nearest gathering of people and start sharing your heart, let God take care of the rest!

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Choosing to Be Like Mary

Matthew 1:18
This is how Jesus the Messiah was born. His mother, Mary, was engaged to be married to Joseph. But before the marriage took place, while she was still a virgin, she became pregnant through the power of the Holy Spirit.

Could you even imagine what Mary was facing as she encountered the angel that night?  She was filled with such wonder and excitement and concern and glory.  Was she really ready to bring Jesus into this world?  How could God possibly have chosen her to birth the savior?  Did He know who He was picking to birth such a wonderful gift to the broken hearted?  When I was listening to a sermon on this the other day, I pondered this thought, are we really ready to carry Jesus into this world? Are we ready to face the opposition  and carnal minded people?  Are we willing to go to all lengths to proclaim His mighty power?

Mary gave all she had to carry Jesus into this world.  She was not married yet and knew she would face questions from family and friends, yet she boldly told her testimony to everyone she knew.  How excited she must have been retelling her story of the angel or of the beautiful baby she was carrying inside.  Are we that excited when we share Jesus?  Do we tell everyone we meet about this wonderful savior or are we too shy and afraid to tell our testimony?  Do we not share Jesus because we fear persecution or being misunderstood?

Everywhere we go, we should be carrying Jesus with us.  We should not fear sharing Him with anyone.  God has bestowed in us the privileged of carrying His only Son in our hearts which gives us the same opportunity that Mary had, sharing Jesus with the world.  Just the other day I was in a Christian Bookstore and I witnessed God in action.  As I began to share with this total stranger about how much God loved him, I could see tears welling up in his eyes.  Why would we not want to share this love with others around us?  We cannot accept Jesus into our hearts and expect Him to stay locked up there forever.

Think back to when you accepted Jesus for the first time.  Who played a role in bringing Jesus into your life?  What if that person or persons had not stepped out in faith and shared the Jesus they had in their hearts?  There are so many broken and hurting people out there just waiting to hear some Good News.  Are you willing to share the Jesus you carry with you?

Are you willing to give birth to your testimony so that others may see Jesus? 

Treasures on Earth

Matthew 24:14
And the Good News about the Kingdom will be preached throughout the whole world, so that all nations will hear it; and then the end will come.

Ever just had someone randomly tell you something that you know they could not have known?  Ever felt the need to share something off the wall with some stranger?  How about just feeling drawn to someone, feeling you have something they need to hear burning in your spirit?  That’s God.  He is using others around us to speak to us and He urges us to speak into the lives around us.  How often do we ignore these things and just walk on by?  What if God was trying to use us and we second guessed His voice and just ignored it?  I feel we do this a lot in some circumstances because it is so hard for us to get out of our boxes and spread the Good News.

Now the purpose of me sharing this is not to judge or make any one feel less of a Christian because they don’t, it is merely to show how God wants to use us.  Tonight I went on a treasure hunt with the revival group.  We prayed together at church and listened quietly in silence for clues which would lead us to speak to others about Jesus.  We listened and looked for five categories:  Location, Appearance, Unusual things, A need and Names.   We then divided into groups, compared clues and picked locations and persons we were looking for.

Our group headed for a local store and we began our search.  Sometimes the clues don’t always lead us to someone but having them with us and just talking to random people helps.  As we approach others we can explain we are on a treasure hunt and just begin talking about the purpose of our mission, to share Jesus.  Tonight my friend and I split from the group and we talked to a few persons.  One was not really open for prayer but we chatted a few minutes about God and then moved on.  Our purpose is to share not be pushy.

We then ran into a young lady who was on break and we were able to minister and pray over her.  I cannot describe what a blessing it is to bless someone else just with a word of peace for their lives.  To know that you can speak life into another person is just amazing and when you realize it was all God it’s even more Glorious!!  I encourage you to begin to listen to the still small voice in your spirit and begin to step out of your comfort zone and be brave enough to walk up to a complete stranger and share the love of Jesus.

Sometimes it is as easy as, “Hey, do you know Jesus loves you?”  I think sometimes we as Christians make it seem so complicated when in reality it is just simple truth which wins souls to Christ.