Daily Word for Sunday, July 12, 2015
This step, in being a PARTNER with God to bring people into His Family, requires more effort and love. It takes time to build and nurture friendships.
The Bible says in Romans 12:16, “Live in harmony with each other. Don’t be too proud to enjoy the company of ordinary people. And don’t think you know it all!”
People are looking for real friends; you don’t have to go looking for them, they are all around. They include the people in your normal daily flow or in your contact list.
Ask yourself, “Who’s in my life?” Those are the people. They aren’t in your life by accident. God put them there!
Invite them to your house for a ‘no agenda’ time of just fun, just hanging out, watching sports, talking or sharing some common interests. Much of Christ’s ministry was at parties.
One requirement to be a Pastor/Church Leader, according to I Timothy 3:2b, is that you must enjoy having guests in your house.
The Bible says in II Timothy 1:7, “For God has not given us a spirit of fear and timidity, but of power, love, and self-discipline.”
We have nothing to fear, not even fear itself!
Your action step is to bring a friend to church. Over 34 million people in America are waiting to be asked, according to a Gallup Poll.
Think of a friend, a neighbor or a coworker you care about and plan to spend the day together with that person.
Start with church and afterward have lunch or dinner together. While you are eating, your Heavenly Father will be smiling.
Peace and blessings!
Materials used for 40 Days of Connecting Campaign included Saddleback Resources – “40 Days of Community”