The Believer's Purpose#
The Lord intends to influence others through you.
Influence is greater than affluence. Pursue influence. ~ Michael Cartwright
Our purpose is to be a vessel through which Christ overflows to others--touching those who hurt and desperately need a Savior. Once we are saved, Scripture teaches, our involvement is threefold:
- First, we love others. Jesus clearly stated that this was one of the two greatest commandments (Matthew 22:38-39).
- Second, we share the good news of salvation (Acts 1:8). Some travel across the world to spread the gospel, while others teach neighbors across the street. The Holy Spirit will direct us to the right people if we are willing to obey.
- Third, we serve in a variety of ways, like helping those in need, sharing our resources, and lifting others in prayer.
Jesus is our perfect example of all three. His entire life was marked by caring for people--both those who loved Him and those who did not.
In fact, the Bible teaches that He humbled Himself and became like us, willing to give up His life for our redemption. There is no greater love; there is no greater act of service.
Scripture clearly defines the believer's purpose. Aligning ourselves with God's intentions for His children--loving others, witnessing, and serving-- bring us great satisfaction. In fact, we're still on earth not merely to hear more teaching, but to act on it and share with others what we learn.#
Today's Soul Snippet:
'A man reaps what he sows.' - Galatians 6:7b
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#By Dr Charles Stanley