this is our last week focusing on the lost, and I feel lost. because we've hardly touched it. 4.5 billion people.
what more can we really do? we've prayed for the lost, sought out the lost, shared our story with the lost, love the lost. and yet there are still so many without the hope of Jesus.
What do I do?
Does it ever just feel too overwhelming, like you can't even imagine where to begin...so you just don't? I know the feeling. this isn't God-breathed scripture, but I love these words from Helen Keller:
I am only one, but still I am one. I cannot do everything, but still I can do something; and because I cannot do everything I will not refuse to do something that I can do.
God has something planned just for me. He has given you and me both unique gifts and talents, equipped us for every good work He has planned for us to do. I cannot do everything, but still I can do something...the something He has called me to do.
Jesus did not call us to go it alone, to take on this lost world by ourselves...and I am so grateful! But He did ask us to surrender to Him, to submit to His call on our lives in obedience. to stay connected to the vine. are you connected, or do you feel like this "going to the lost sheep" stuff is a solo project?
you can't do it alone. you can only love the lost because He is pouring His love over you like a drink offering. are you drinking it up?
I've really struggled to figure out what "challenge" to put before you this week as we conclude our month focusing on the lost. so I'm just going to leave it up to you and God.
1) Watch the video below.
2) Ask God to give you eyes for the lost this week, and respond in obedience...are you praying for, GOing to, sharing your story with, and loving the lost? Where is He calling you to go?