|Are you a part of the Lord's search and rescue team?|
Look at Matt. 18:12-13:
12 "What do you think? If any man has a hundred sheep, and one of them has gone astray, does he not leave the ninety-nine on the mountains and go and search for the one that is straying?
|13 "If it turns out that he finds it, truly I say to you, he rejoices over it more than over the ninety-nine which have not gone astray.|
Perhaps you know a fellow brother or sister in Christ, who is out of church and drifting away from The Lord.
Why sit around and watch them self-destruct? Go after them with the love of Jesus Christ. Be diligent and text, call, visit, or whatever it takes to listen to their heart and encourage them to return back to The Lord. When they return to church, sit with them. Call them during the week to reassure them that they made a good choice to return back to The Lord. Encourage them to get in Bible Study and get into service for The Lord. Yes, walk with them until they regain their strength.
Then as you go after another person, guess what you will have? You will have the person you just helped helping Someone else.
We can get a lot of drifting Christians restored if we will simply take time to care.
Pastor Kennedy (MZO)