Read: Luke 10:27-37
Are you a saint elsewhere or are you a saint that is out there? I find that I am often preoccupied with myself, wondering about things like what clothes to wear, what to eat, or which direction to take in my life. These things tend to distract me from the fields out there that are ready to be harvested. If we get too preoccupied with ourselves, we can lose sight that thereís a great big world out there that needs to see what the love of God is all about.
Our born again spirits are itching to go out there and love the world by reaching out to them; to become acquainted with their needs, but our flesh would rather concentrate on what we need. So how do we get ourselves to go out there? I think it will start in our minds. If I think I need to get my hair done, I go somewhere and get it done; and if I think Iím in need of a vacation, I make plans to take one.
But how often do we give our neighbor a second thought? Do they need any help today? Why are they having such a bad day? This will require some action on our behalf. We may discover that they need someone to run an errand for them or that they simply just want someone to sit down and listen to them. Letís not be saints elsewhere, but let us be out there, going about our Fatherís business.
Phil 2:3 Let] nothing be done through strife or vainglory; but in lowliness of mind let each esteem other better than themselves. (KJV)
Jesus was mission minded, He came to save us; He wants us to be commission minded, to go tell the world about that salvation. In order for us Christians to be Christ-like, we must be people minded.
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What a great message - and a very creative, attention grabbing title. You ministered to me this morning.