This is Shairon Taylor, writer/publisher of MMCC Church Blog. This is a new year, a new season and I am tired of being DISOBEDIENT! (smile) I've tried to deny the call, but I could no longer just sit there, knowing that God has something more demanding for me to do-PREACH THE GOSPEL OF JESUS CHRIST!
Too many souls are perishing everyday. It's time to take it to the streets and spread GOD'S WORD. Whether you wear a clergy collar or not, if you are a born-again believer, it is your/our sacred duty to share Christ!
Please remember, you can't make anyone get saved. We do not serve a tyrannical God. It is our duty to simply put the message out there, in love (without sugar coating), and in truth.
Think about a mail carrier (I know it was God who gave me this illuminating revelation). A mail carrier's job is to DELIVER THE MAIL TO THE RIGHT ADDRESS/LOCATIONS. They do not have time to stand there, MAKE YOU OPEN the mail, MAKE YOU READ and ABIDE by the mail (pay bills, etc.). They simply deliver and leave. They have other addresses to deliver to! It is up to YOU to open and read your own mail.
MORAL OF THE STORY: This is an INDIVIDUAL walk; WE have to make the choice. We share Christ with people, entreat them to accept Christ as their Savior and repent, turn away from their sins. If they choose not to, leave them alone and pray for them-Matthew 10:12-14. The more you badger a person about salvation, it could provoke them to anger and may harden their hearts even more.
Let's be about our Father's business, Saints! I denied the call too long; Father God, in the name of Jesus Christ, please forgive me. I want to fulfill Your perfect will for my life.
In Jesus' name, Amen.
Shairon L. Taylor
Scriptures: Isaiah 6:5-13, Matthew 28:18-20, John 3:16-18, Acts 1:2-11