“if you love Jesus, do something”

As I have been ministering here in Ohio I have been thinking about Jesus, Christians, and the Church in the nation of Canada and the United States. My thoughts have run something like this…

If you love Jesus, do something. If you are not ready to do something, get ready and then do something. If you do something and God does not bless it, then do something else. Whatever you do, do under the authority of a Bible-believing, Jesus loving local church. Give your life to what Jesus gave His life for – the Church He is building as He seeks and saves the lost.

Christianity and being a Christian is not about you and Jesus – it is about all of us (the Church) and the lost. It is not just about having intimacy with Jesus and enjoying His presence. Your intimate relationship with Him must lead you to a place of influence in the lives of others. This influence ion the lives of many will then impact the world (or at least your neighbourhood) for Jesus. Intimacy leads to influence leads to impact.

It all starts with doing something for Him. “What am I to do?” you may ask. Talk to others so they know who you are and that you are friendly and approachable. Then listen to them so that you know them, their thoughts and their life situation. Then, as you gain their trust and respect you will find many opportunities to drop in things about your faith, your walk with the Lord, and how Jesus can really help them in their situation. You may even want to offer to pray for them – right there and then.

So, saying you love Jesus is good. But showing that you love Him and those that He came to save by dying on the cross is even better. So, let me repeat myself… If you love Jesus do something. If you are not ready to do something, get ready and then do something. If you do something and God does not bless it, then do something else. Whatever you do, do under the authority of a Bible-believing, Jesus loving local church. Give your life to what Jesus gave His life for – the Church He is building as He seeks and saves the lost.

Here in Ohio as I minister, I am meeting a number of unsaved people as I buy coffee in various coffee shops where I am meeting people. I let those serving me know that I am a follower of Jesus and appreciate all that are doing to help me as I purchase coffee, food, or whatever. As I meet with believers I am serving them and letting them know that I love them because I love Jesus. I am witnessing to the lost; I am witnessing to the saved. Because, “if you love Jesus, do something” is my motto.

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