In the same way, there is more joy in heaven over one lost sinner who repents and returns to God than over ninety-nine others who are righteous and haven’t strayed away.
The issue of soul-winning has taken backstage in our generation. We are now a generation that has only one syllable, Lord give me… give me… give me… and we don’t care to ask what’s it that makes God and heaven happy. Since he is God, he will always be joyful, we think to ourselves.
As believers, I presume none of us wants to marry an unbeliever, God forbid! That will mean courting the devil himself. But have you asked yourself how that lady or guy you want to marry became a believer?
To some, someone somewhere prayed for them. To another, someone witnessed to them, and yet to some others, someone took the pain to disciples them.
Everyone is asking God for a kingdom man and woman to marry. The question is “how many people have you brought to the kingdom?” Have you brought in a replacement for that person you’re asking God for so that someone will be available one for someone else?
Yes, it is true that there are still seven thousand men who have not bowed to Baal and even more, but have you brought in any? Do you have a count in the number?
My little children, of whom I travail in birth again until Christ be formed in you,
Galatians 4:19 KJV
Here, we see Paul travailing over the lives of the Galatians until Christ is formed in them while you as a believer read this verse of the scripture and flip over without pondering over it. You then go to church on Sunday, see that sister speaking some angelic tongues or that brother lifting up holy hands to Abba father and you begin to desire him or her. She/he suddenly becomes your prayer point: Lord, give me this sister and that will be enough for me. May I remind you that someone somewhere is travailing over that spiritual life.
There is joy in heaven over a soul that repents. You can’t be committed to making heaven joyful and be sorrowful here on earth.
So also Jesus suffered and died outside the city gates to make his people holy by means of his own blood.
So let us go out to him, outside the camp, and bear the disgrace he bore.
So brethren, let us go out to him in prayer, in witnessing, and in discipling souls. This is one of the ways to overcome delays and live a productive life.
Our understanding is blessed in Jesus name amen.
CONFESSION FOR THE DAY
I am a witness, I win souls for Christ.
PRAYER FOR THE DAY
Lord grant unto me the Grace to be an addicted soul winner.
THOUGHT FOR THE DAY
If Jesus comes today, what soul will you present to him? Or will you meet him empty-handed?
ACTION PLAN FOR THE DAY
Spend time to pray for souls.
BIBLE READING FOR THE DAY.
Luke 15: 1-32, Hebrew 13:10-15