And let us not grow weary of doing good, for in due season we will reap, if we do not give up. – Galatians 6:9
This is one of my favorite verses. All summer long in the Student Ministry, we have been readying the students to go back to school. You may think that only applies to students, but all of us can get a fresh mindset each day. We have been pouring into students, attending camp, going on mission trips, and serving our community. The goal of all these ministry events is that the students get in the habit during the summer of seeing life through the lens of Christ so that when they get back in the normal routine they apply the same principles.
You may not of attended a camp or mission trip, but you must be ready just the same. If we truly want people to be brought to Christ, we must refresh renew our minds every single morning in prayer, scripture, and time with God.
A Christian’s outlook on life is different. We do not just work or go to school in order to just work or go to school. We are to be influencers in our environments. Everything we do during our normal day should be looked at through the lens of Christ love.
I am guilty of this very same thing. I practice my normal routine every single day. I do the same thing, I talk to the same people, see the same things. It becomes routine that a day will pass on by and I have done nothing with it. I urge you to look at these opportunities and to leverage the relationships and places you come in contact. Spread a love that is very different from what this world can offer.
My prayer is that the body of Christ, the Church, come alive so that we have an explosion of people coming to Christ just like in the first few chapter of Acts. All because people are beginning to realize who Jesus is, what he did for them, and his love for them.
Personal Application: Think of five people you see on a regular basis that do not know Christ. Begin praying for desperately for them to know Christ and that you may be in the mindset of Christ when you are around them.
Home application: Think of your neighbors around. How can you show the love of Christ by serving them?
This devotional was written by Travis Hogg.