Why did Jesus perform miracles? Because He had compassion and wanted his followers to see He was the Son of God. The miracles were directly connected to his mission on earth.
In the same way, our generosity should spring from a heart of love, mercy, and genuine compassion. Our giving should be attached to a greater purpose, the Great Commission, so others can hear about the Lord Jesus. Look for opportunities today help others draw closer to Jesus.
Jesus claimed and demonstrated that He has “all authority.” Not only did He say he had authority over the church and believers of Christ, He has control over heaven and earth!
Jesus has authority over our lives but do we submit to His authority? Is He in charge of your life? Have you placed your faith in Him? Today is the day of salvation and a great day to give it all to Him, all for the sake of Christ.
Here it is, the very crux of our mission in life. Just before he departed for heaven. Jesus gave us these last words as our marching orders. Our primary task is to “make disciples.”
Who in your life needs to know about Jesus? Who could you intentionally invest your life in today?
Investing our time and energy in people results in incredible blessing. It can be challenging but knowing Jesus is with us brings great comfort.
When you are investing in people, you can be assured that Jesus has gone before you, will go after you, is in your words, your eyes, your mind, and with you in every way. As we go forth with our mission on earth, rest assured Jesus is “with you always, to the end of the age.”
To the Romans, the early Christians behaved in an unusual way. They loved their enemies, forgave their persecutors, fed the hungry and cared for the poor.
The conduct of Christians should evoke an insatiable curiosity among outsiders. The unusually generous and sacrificial acts of kindness by believers ought to lead others to ask, “Who are these people, and why are they doing this?”
Today is a great opportunity to allow others to see Jesus in you. Be ready to tell them the reason for the hope that is in you.