Last time I posted about sowing seeds like Jesus did. Since then I have seriously looked for opportunities. I’ll admit, it isn’t easy. Living in a small community doesn’t give me much opportunity especially because I don’t work anymore. I spend most of my time home doing my writing.
My early days as a Christian had me thinking I needed to go to a risky part of the community and evangelize. Although they do need Jesus desperately, walking up to them wouldn’t be the safest thing to do. I also don’t think that is the best way to plant seeds.
Right now I am people watching. My years of studying have taught me that all people have some kind of brokenness. We don’t always like to admit it, but we all do. The voids in our lives are meant to be there. God intended to fill the void through relationship with him.
Now I am trying to look at people through God’s Eyes. What would that look like? This video might give a good idea. (If it will not open click here)
Still think there are no places to sow seeds? Look around you. People are hurting everywhere. We just walk past them in our busyness. If everyone reached out to just one person, it would make a difference.
In Andy Andrews book called The FINAL SUMMIT the world is in a terrible mess. Sounds all too familiar. This book was fun to read, but it has the same message as the Bible. We each have the ability and responsibility to do something. We can’t do it alone, but things are not going to change until we all start doing something.
Michael Jackson had the right idea back in the 80’s. First he started a movement to help with famine when he got a group of artists together to sin We Are The World. We are God’s children who can make a difference by our choice to do something.
Have you started yet? Maybe there is some group out there you can join where you can have more of an opportunity to “do something.” You’ll never know how many lives can be changed by touching one life.
I know as a Compassion partner, when I sponsor a child in another country it also helps his whole family and community. They also bring the gospel to them. I love writing my child letters about my own faith.
So many ways to help. This world needs more love and they need Jesus more than ever!