2 Corinthians 5:18 NKJV - "Now all things are of God who has reconciled us to Himself through Jesus Christ, and has given us the ministry of reconciliation."
We give what God gave. He gave us reconciliation to His Father and we help others experience the same privilege. The "all things that are become new" of verse 17, are produced by God. And one of those "new things" is this ministry of leading people to Christ. And one of the joys of seeing someone come to Christ is their desire, almost immediately, to find someone else who they can bring to the Savior.
Remember Andrew and Philip of John 1? They both spent one evening with Jesus and the very next thing you see is that Andrew immediately went to find his brother, Peter, and Philip went to find Nathanael. The impact of meeting Jesus meant that these new followers of Christ wanted their brother and friend, respectively, to follow Him too! The same practice is seen all through the book of Acts! The believers in the upper room went out and won over 2,000 people to Christ the first day after they were filled with the Spirit of God! When Saul of Tarsus got saved, also known as Paul the apostle, he "immediately preached Christ," Acts 9:20.
Believer, recognize the joy and honor to serve the Lord as messengers of reconciliation! How many people do you know who are lost and feel God doesn't care about them? Isn't it about time to let them know how much they are loved by their Creator? Isn't it time to let them know this Creator wants to have them know Him as their Savior?
Ask God to show you someone you could help be "reconciled to God" this week.
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