By: Carole L. Haines
20 Now there were some Greeks among those who were going up to worship at the feast; 21 these then came to Philip, who was from Bethsaida of Galilee, and began to ask him, saying, “Sir, we wish to see Jesus.”
One of our pastors gave an encouraging and challenging sermon yesterday. I was convicted, yet blessed, encouraged, yet challenged to go still deeper with Jesus in His transformation of both the inner and outer parts of my life. As I was listening to Scripture this morning, that message came up for me again, loud and clear, in the above quote.
“We wish to see Jesus.” It made me wonder all the details of my life leave people wanting to know more about Jesus or turn them off from seeking Him more deeply. I have some treasured loved ones who are not walking with Him right now and I keep sensing God call me to pray that His Kindness will lead them to Repentance and Faith in Christ.
4 Or do you think lightly of the riches of His kindness and tolerance and patience, not knowing that the kindness of God leads you to repentance? (Romans 2:4)
For me, it hit me like the “How’s my Driving?” signs on the back of trucks. If My life were a truck, and I had that sticker on the back with the phone number to Heaven; would God get more complaint calls about me, or encouragement calls. Whew, Whew, Wow? Okay, I am in for some in-house cleaning so that God can get more encouraging calls about me. How about You,? It’s a good question to ask ourselves often and deeply.
Here’s the Youtube link to yesterday’s Sermon, if you wish to listen further. Be Blessed.