December 29, 2011 Filed in: President
"We should not allow our feelings to be easily wounded.We are to live, not to guard our feelings or our reputation,but to save souls. As we become interested in the salvationof souls we cease to mind the little differences that so oftenarise in our association with one another. Whatever othersmay think of us or do to us, it need not disturb our onenesswith Christ, the fellowship of the Spirit. “What glory is it, if,when ye be buffeted for your faults, ye shall take it patiently?but if, when ye do well, and suffer for it, ye take it patiently,this is acceptable with God.” 1 Peter 2:20.
What and interesting quote from the servant of the Lord. In order to over come our damaged feelings, (which are real) may I suggest the following?
Firstly we must die to self daily. This is the time of the year when folk are sometimes injured or hurt in the church environment as decisions are made re service from an elected point of view, as well as folk will just rub you the wrong way. Protecting one self from emotional injury comes firstly by looking unto Jesus.
Secondly, remembering that our salvation is tied to Christ who died for you.
Thirdly when one is engaged in the work of evangelism it helps to focus your attention on Christ and not self.
If you are somewhat discouraged today find someone to invite to Jesus and watch that pain go away.
Cast all your cares upon him, and watch God do a new thing for you. I am a witness and a testimony.
Call me this week and let's begin a new journey together in prayer.
Use this Sabbath as an opportunity to make it right with God and others. Commit yourself to winning at least one soul for Christ.
Who in the South Bahamas Conference will have the joy of bringing a friend to Jesus before the week is out.
If it is you I would like you to submit a story in this regard as an encouragement to others.
Happy New Year to all from my heart to yours, and Gods richest blessing.